Suzuki Violin School 2 + CD (Revised)
About the book
Teach violin with the popular Suzuki Violin School. The Suzuki Method(R) of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the "mother-tongue" approach. Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Violin School. Suzuki lessons are generally given in a private studio setting with additional group lessons. The student listens to the recordings and works with their Suzuki violin teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person. This revised edition of the Suzuki Violin School, Volume 2 features: * Revised editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings * Additional exercises, some from Shinichi Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers * Text in English, French, German, and Spanish * Musical notation guide * Fingerboard position * CD with recordings by William Preucil, accompanied by Carey Lewis, as well as piano accompaniments recorded alone. Titles: Principles of Study and Guidance * Chorus fromJudas Maccabaeus (Handel) * Musette (Bach) * Hunters' Chorus (Weber) * Long, Long Ago (Bayly) * Waltz (Brahms) * Bourrée (Handel) * The Two Grenadiers (Schumann) * Theme fromWitches' Dance (Paganini) * Gavotte from Mignon (Thomas) * Gavotte (Lully) * Minuet in G (Beethoven) * Minuet (Boccherini). This Suzuki Book & CD is integral for Suzuki violin lessons. For a complete list of the most recent printings by AMPV number, go to alfred.com/suzuki. This title is available in SmartMusic.
Shinichi Suzuki Biography
Shinichi Suzuki (鈴木 鎮一, Suzuki Shin'ichi, 17 October 1898 – 26 January 1998) was a Japanese musician, philosopher, and educator and the founder of the international Suzuki method of music education and developed a philosophy for educating people of all ages and abilities. An influential pedagogue in music education of children, he often spoke of the ability of all children to learn things well, especially in the right environment, and of developing the heart and building the character of music students through their music education. Before his time, it was rare for children to be formally taught classical instruments from an early age and even more rare for children to be accepted by a music teacher without an audition or entrance examination. Not only did he endeavor to teach children the violin from early childhood and then infancy, his school in Matsumoto did not screen applicants for their ability upon entrance. Suzuki was also responsible for the early training of some of the earliest Japanese violinists to be successfully appointed to prominent western classical music organizations. During his lifetime, he received several honorary doctorates in music including from the New England Conservatory of Music (1956), and the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, was proclaimed a Living National Treasure of Japan, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.
BiographyBorn in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan, as one of twelve children, Shinichi Suzuki spent his childhood working at his father's violin factory (now Suzuki Violin Co., Ltd.), putting up violin soundposts. A family friend encouraged Shinichi to study Western culture, but his father felt it was beneath Suzuki to be a performer. However, in 1916 Suzuki began to teach himself to play the violin, inspired by a recording of Mischa Elman. Without access to professional instruction, he listened to recordings and tried to imitate what he heard.When Suzuki was 26, his friend Marquis Tokugawa persuaded Suzuki's father to let him go to Germany, where Suzuki claimed to have studied under Karl Klingler. Suzuki also claimed to have spent time there under the tutelage of Albert Einstein. He also met and married Waltraud Prange (1905–2000). On returning to Japan, he formed a string quartet with his brothers and began teaching at the Imperial School of Music and at the Kunitachi Music School in Tokyo, and started taking an interest in developing the music education of young students in violin. During World War II his father's violin factory was converted into a factory to construct seaplane floats. It was bombed by American warplanes; killing one of Suzuki's brothers. Suzuki and his wife eventually evacuated to separate locations when conditions became too unsafe for her as an ex-German citizen, and the factory was struggling to operate due to a shortage of wood. Suzuki left with other family members for a mountainous region to secure wood from a geta factory, and his wife moved to a "German villag ... Read full biography
|Authors:||Shinichi Suzuki William Preucil Cary Lew|
|Publisher:||Alfred Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.|
|Imprint:||Alfred Publishing Company Inc|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Edition Statement:||Revised ed.|
|Book Format:||Mixed media product|
|Publication date:||Jan. 26, 2009|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||United States|