Scale Books with CD or DVD

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Virginia Thompson said: Apr 20, 2012
Virginia ThompsonViolin, Guitar, Piano, Cello, Viola
Saint Petersburg, FL
17 posts

Does anyone know of a good scale book for beginners on violin that I can purchase for my students. I prefer a CD/DVD and I need to be able to buy it wholesale. I’m aware of the one on the website. I love it, but it’s not available wholesale.

I’d also like to know of any books for guitar to supplement the Suzuki Guitar Method. Scale and chord books would be good.
Thank you,
Virginia

Virginia Thompson
www.thompsonsmusic.com
727.576.0166

said: Apr 25, 2012
 145 posts

I really want a cd to help my students practise their scales- do you know of one ? Thanx nellie

Sue Hunt said: Apr 26, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
390 posts

The best recordings are the ones you make for yourself, then you can customise them to needs of each student.

When my students need extra help with scales, I record the scale on my keyboard, with or without accompaniment. (I do this in C Major/minor and transpose it into whatever key I want).

I record a live playback onto my Iphone with spoken technical reminders and encouragement and then email it to the student.

Music in Practice

Virginia Thompson said: May 12, 2012
Virginia ThompsonViolin, Guitar, Piano, Cello, Viola
Saint Petersburg, FL
17 posts

thanks Sue that sounds like a great idea. I just purchased an iphone. Now I have to learn how to use it. I’ll try that.

Virginia Thompson
www.thompsonsmusic.com
727.576.0166

Paula Bird said: May 12, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

Search for voice memos. I record things all time for students. They love practicing with it. We call them porta-paulas.

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

Eleanor Bennett said: May 12, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Villa Rica, GA
62 posts

Monte Belknap made a recording that plays the tonic of whatever scale you are working on. The sound is made by one instrument for a while then it changes to another instrument playing the same note. The student can practice the scale many rimes before the sound ends. It goes through every possible scale always playing the tonic. I find it very helpful. If anyone is interested I will post the information on how to order it

Eleanor Bennett

Paula Bird said: May 12, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

Yes, Eleanor, please post.

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

said: May 13, 2012
 145 posts

Yes please that sounds very good. Thanks for this

Sue Hunt said: May 13, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
390 posts

What a good idea. I’m going to try this out immediately. I think you could do this yourself with a digital keyboard, changing from one sound effect to another at random intervals.
Music in Practice

Teresa said: May 13, 2012
Teresa Skinner
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
69 posts

I’ve used tha Belknap scale system and the intonation cd with very good results.

…if you listen to the music, it tells you what to do…

Linda Louise Ford said: May 13, 2012
Linda Louise Ford
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Rochester, NY
16 posts

I have ordered 2 . I am sure they will work. Up till now , I’ve had my students use chromatic electronic tuners as drones. Does anyone know if there is a website that would have drone like chromatic pitches.

Linda

Linda

Pat Willey said: Dec 26, 2012
 1 posts

This CD is very good and available on Amazon.. It has 2 and 3 octave scales and arpeggios.

Beginner Violin Scales by Marion Fleetwood | Format: MP3 Music
Price: $8.99
Original Release Date: March 16, 2009
Format—Music: MP3
Compatible with MP3 Players (including with iPod®), iTunes, Windows Media Player

Printed scales are available in one, two and three octaves including arpeggios for free download at

http://shop.theviolincase.com/pages/Printable-Scales.html

I hope this helps.

Pat

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