Suzuki Violin School 1 + CD (Revised) : International Edition
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Teach violin with the popular Suzuki Violin School. Revised edition features: New engravings in a 9" x 12" format New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings 16 additional pages Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish Musical notation guide Fingerboard position. Titles: Principles of Study and Guidance * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion (Shinichi Suzuki) * Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki) * Andantino (Shinichi Suzuki) * Etude (Shinichi Suzuki) * Minuet 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach) * Minuet 2, Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (J.S. Bach) * Minuet 3, Minuet BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (J.S. Bach) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann) * Gavotte (F.J. Gossec). Revised edition features: New engravings in a 9" x 12" format New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings 16 additional pages Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish Musical notation guide Fingerboard position New photos CD features new recordings by Bill Preucil, Jr and piano accompaniments recorded without the violin part. 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
|Publisher:||Alfred Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.|
|Imprint:||Alfred Publishing Company Inc|
|Languages:||| English | | Spanish | | French | | German ||
|Edition Statement:||Revised edition|
|Illustrations:||Illustrations, black and white|
|Book Format:||Mixed media product|
|Publication date:||Jan. 23, 2009|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||United States|