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Digital Downloads of Suzuki Recordings

January 25, 2013

We are very excited to let you know that this summer Suzuki recordings will become available at Alfred.com/downloads, and eventually on iTunes and Amazon. Read more ▶

High Notes: Getting to Know Your Horsehair

January 17, 2013 by Susan Baer

Have you ever imagined what the horse that donated its tail for your bow hair looks like? Where does it live? Is it a mare or a stallion? Here are some interesting facts that might help you get to know your horse. Read more ▶

High Notes: Basses are Better!

December 14, 2012 by Susan Baer

Bassists are a breed of their own, deeply committed to the low tones, the amplitude, and the life-size reflection of the human figure. The bass is intrinsic to every musical genre, from jazz to rock and roll, from country to classical. Its role in harmonic construction is the foundation upon which all else is built. Read more ▶

High Notes: The Case of the Dubious Identity

November 8, 2012 by Susan Baer

Sometimes determining the credible identity of an instrument’s maker can seem like the plot of a detective novel full of intrigue and deception. In an age where scientific advancements are making it possible to solve crimes of yore through DNA testing, similar discoveries are taking place in the world of stringed instruments. Read more ▶

High Notes: Off to a Great Start

September 18, 2012 by Susan Baer

Embarking on the journey to mastery of a stringed instrument requires a certain degree of courage, even when starting firmly entrenched in the belief that every child can. Read more ▶

Bass Rising: An Interview with Nicholas Walker

September 1, 2012 by Libby Felts

Bassist Nicholas Walker, guest clinician for bass at the 2012 SAA Conference, sat down to speak with me following Time for Three’s performance at the conference. Read more ▶

Creativity and Inspiration for Suzuki Bass Teachers

September 1, 2012 by Nicole Castleberry, Tracy Rowell

Summary of Bass sessions at the 2012 SAA Conference. Read more ▶

Time for Three to Perform at Conference 2012

October 31, 2011

The 2012 Conference Team is excited to announce very special guest performers for the 15th Biennial Conference, 40 and Forward. Time for Three (Nicolas Kendall, Ranaan Meyer, Zachary DePue) will be the featured performers at the SAA conference on Sunday… Read more ▶

Conference: Students Needed for Bass, Flute, Guitar, and Recorder

November 5, 2009

Student participants are still needed for the following events at the 2010 SAA Conference next May:

Bass: SYOA 1, SYOA 2, Bass Choir
Flute: Masterclass, Performing Ensemble
Guitar: Masterclass, Non-Preformed Chamber
Recorder: Masterclass, Recorder Consort, Non-Preformed Chamber

Applications are being accepted until November 30.
See the… Read more ▶

Bass Committee News

March 5, 2008 by S Daniel Swaim

The Bass Committee has been meeting twice yearly to develop the repertoire of the Suzuki Bass School. After working for several years, the committee is beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. At the retreat… Read more ▶

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