This series takes the student from the first day of holding the instrument and bow on to an understanding of all the finger patterns, the concept of keys, all the scales and into varying rhythms. Special advantages include: learn to read notes not numbers or letters; develop strength in all four fingers from the very beginning; play only one song or exercise per page with no other distractions; understand the concepts of scales and keys; think of rhythm in terms of descriptive words, not numbers; play the melody on every page, not harmony parts.
Book I What's a Frog: violins and basses learn notes on the E string; violas and cellos learn notes on the C string, then all learn the notes on the A string.
Book II What's a Key: Students learn the notes on the D and G strings playing the same songs as in Book I.
Book III What's Another Pattern: Students learn the names of the notes and play other scales and related pieces in all keys, using patterns. Now the student is ready to play the rest of Suzuki Level Book 1, as well as easy etudes and solos.
Companion Books Include What's a Tiny Tot Tune and What's a Happy Tune.
Title: Intermediate Music for Four: Volume 2, Edited by Daniel Kelley, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing, Item numbers: RM72211, RM72213, RM72215, RM72221, RM72223, RM72225, RM72231, RM72232, RM72233, RM72234, RM72235, RM72241, RM72243, RM72245, RM72250, RM72299
Title: Intermediate Music for Four: Volume 1, Edited by Daniel Kelley, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing, Item numbers: RM72111, RM72113, RM72115, RM72121, RM72123, RM72125, RM72131, RM72132, RM72133, RM72134, RM72135, RM72141, RM72143, RM72145, RM72150, RM72199
Baroque, Classical and Romantic Favorites. 25 arrangements. Grade Level 2-5. Contents include: (Bach, Johann Sebastian) Ave Maria Gounod version;
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring;
Suite #3 in D Major Air (Air on the G String);
Suite #3 in D Major Bourree;
Suite #3 in D Major Gavotte;
Suite #3 in D Major Gigue;
Suite #3 in D Major Overture;
(Clarke, Jeremiah) Trumpet Voluntary;
(Faure, Gabriel) Berceuse from 'Dolly' Suite, Op. 56;
Sicilienne from Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 78;
(Gluck, Christoph Willibald) Minuet & Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus;
(Handel, George Frederick) Water Music Suite Air;
Water Music Suite Allegro;
Water Music Suite Andante;
Water Music Suite Hornpipe;
(Mendelssohn, Felix) Regrets from Songs Without Words, Op. 19, #2;
Spring-Song from Songs Without Words Op. 62, #6;
(Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) Andante from Piano Concerto #21, K. 467 'Elvira Madigan'.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Romanza;
(Pachelbel, Johann) Canon;
(Schubert, Franz) Andante from String Quartet 'Rosamunde';
Traditional Irish Londonderry Air
(Tschaikovsky, Peter Ilyich) Danses des petit cygnes from the ballet Swan Lake;
Theme from the ballet Swan Lake;
(Wagner, Richard) Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin.
Title: Music For Four: Volume 1, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing, Item numbers: RM70111, RM70121, RM70131, RM70132, RM70133, RM70141, RM70143, RM70150, RM70199
- My Dreidel
- Rock of Ages
He is Born, The Divine Christ Child (Il est ne, le Divin Enfant)
He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I Wonder as I Wander
It's Christmas Time Again
Joy to the World
March of the Toys
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)
Scene in the Snowy Pine Forest
The Song of the Birds
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up on the Housetop
While the Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Title: Intermediate Christmas Music for Three, Edited by Daniel Kelley, Published by Last Resort Music Publishing, Item numbers: RM53111, RM53113, RM53115, RM53121, RM53122, RM53123, RM53125, RM53131, RM53133, RM53135, RM53140, RM53199