Now in a new translation, this book is Shin'ichi Suzuki's exploration of the concepts of his Talent Education philosophy through a personal narrative of discovery and experiences. Taken from the original Japanese directly into English, this new work provides fascinating insight into the mind of the master. A must for any teacher, player, or devotee of Dr. Suzuki's teachings. Size 8" x 5.5", 142 pages.
"Playing With Style" is a set of colorful concert pieces in a variety of styles, including tango, ragtime, and jazz. The pieces use effects such as glissando and tremolo and allow opportunities to explore chromaticisms, swing rhythms, and syncopation. In the string parts, the melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Fingerings have been kept to a minimum and are normally included only for clarification of chromatic passages or where notes go out of first position.
Title: Playing with Style: Duets, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
More Folk Strings is a collection of melodies from around the world, representing rhythmic patterns and harmonies from their country of origin. The collection is available in a number of flexible scorings, allowing solo, quartet, or string orchestra parts to be used in any combination. Solo parts require little to no shifting and are perfect for the less experienced player. String quartet and orchestra parts alternate melody and harmony, providing all members of the ensemble the opportunity to play the main tune. Parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help the player develop a sense of musical expression. The score also provides lyrics, background information, and rehearsal techniques on each song.
Title: More Folk Strings, Edited by Joanne Martin, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Title: Learning Together, By Winifred Crock, William Dick, and Laurie Scott Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
This exciting new series presents sequential unison repertoire for string instruments of the orchestra and is intended for use in beginning string classes, group ensembles, and private lesson settings. Harmony parts and bass lines complete the arrangements and are composed so that any mixed string ensemble can perform the pieces. Each instrument book comes with a CD that includes solo performances, string ensemble performances, and piano accompaniment tracks of the featured repertoire.
Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner
The pieces in Magic Carpet use the same rhythms as the Twinkle Variations in the Suzuki Violin School Volume 1. The first eight pieces in the book are played on open E (or open A), and have an optional melody part, which may be played by teachers or more advanced students. Magic Carpet also includes five pieces which are designed to develop string crossings and finger placement. On the CD each piece is recorded at two speeds. The piano accompaniments and CD accompaniments are exciting and fun to play along with.
Title: Magic Carpet: Concert Pieces for the Youngest Beginner, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Diamond in the Sky is a children's book on the life of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. It is for the thousands of children (and their parents) who study the Suzuki Method of learning music. This book makes Dr. Suzuki a real person to his students. It describes his life in clear, chronological order, and includes anecdotes and historical information that bring Dr. Suzuki to life in a real world. Diamond in the Sky is written for a 4th-6th grade reader, or can be used by parents to read aloud to younger children.
Title: Diamond in the Sky, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B40090
Educados Con Amor: El Metodo Clasico de la Educacion del Telento. Now available in Spanish, this book is the cornerstone upon which to build any Suzuki-oriented library. In it the author presents the philosophy and principles of Suzuki's teaching methods. Through the examples from his own life and teaching, Suzuki establishes his case for early childhood education and the high potential of every human being, not just those seemingly gifted.
Title: Nurtured by Love (Spanish Translation), By Suzuki, Shinichi, Edited by Carbonell and Lopez, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B40330