La Folia

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Carol Gwen said: Sep 21, 2012
Carol Gwen Kiefer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Washington Crossing, PA
75 posts

OK. I’m polishing this piece up with a student for his book six graduation. I could use some inspiration to get the old juices flowing. Anyone out there want to share their favorite teaching/practicing tip for La Folia?

Margot Jewell said: Sep 21, 2012
Margot JewellSAA Board
Teacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
148 posts

Get the basso continuo part that goes with the Corelli composition and play the bass line along with your student.
This opens the doors for discussion on how the parts relate, how the harmonic rhythm influences the phrasing, discovering which of the variations was not written by Corelli, etc. Have fun!

Teri said: Sep 22, 2012
Teri EinfeldtTeacher Trainer
Institute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
West Hartford, CT
367 posts

Call each section a part of a circus.
Theme = Circus parade
Next = Trapeze

Top of second page= clowns getting out of a vw beetle, running around etc

Listen to the Red Priest’s recording with the student. (Nightmare in Venice)

Contact Kirsten Marshall at Ithaca Talent Education for her duet part.

Carol Gwen said: Sep 24, 2012
Carol Gwen Kiefer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Washington Crossing, PA
75 posts

Thank you, Terri and Margot!

I’ll look for the Nightmare in Venice recording.
I found Kirsten’s duet, I had it and needed to dig!
I also found the public domain http://imslp.org/wiki/12_Violin_Sonatas,_Op.5_(Corelli,_Arcangelo)
which is interesting. I like to show the student originals, if I can get my hands on them.
I’ve studied the piece, and how to teach it, but need a fresh approach now and again. Each student is different. What’s going to capture one student may do nothing for another!

Margot Jewell said: Sep 24, 2012
Margot JewellSAA Board
Teacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
148 posts

I enjoyed hearing Teri’s suggestions too as this will be one of our focus pieces in group class this year. Here is a You Tube link to the Red Priest’s rendition of La folia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YMXpFca0ko&feature=related

It is pretty amazing! Have fun!

André said: Oct 3, 2012
André AugensteinViolin, Piano
55 posts

Otakar Sevcick OP.8
Greetings

Violin Student(International Suzuki Association) in Germany 1987
Violin teacher (International Suzuki Association) in Dublin 1995

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