Suzuki violin CD’s


Charles Walker said: May 7, 2013
 1 posts

I recently purchased a few Suzuki Violin School accompaniment CD’s ‘performed by David Cerone’. I had been told they were recorded in stereo, allowing one to pan the balance either left or right and fade in or out the violin. Unfortunately, it seems to be recorded in mono with equal parts violin and piano coming out of both left and right speakers. I have verified the function of the left/right fade on my boombox with other music CD’s. Are there any piano accompaniment recordings for Suzuki method available in which one can fade out the violin?

Thank you very much for your help

CW (student)

Kiyoko said: May 7, 2013
 84 posts

According to this post, the David Cerone tracks don’t have accompaniment track. Some of the other recordings mentioned in the post do:

Jennifer Visick said: May 7, 2013
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
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Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
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I vaguely recall growing up with audio cassette tapes which had this function. Maybe when the Cerone recording was made into CD format they re-mixed the tracks so that it doesn’t work that way anymore?

Or, possibly it was one of the other recordings that did this.

Alissa said: May 8, 2013
Alissa Rieb
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Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Viola
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Aren’t the CDs that come with the book like this? The first time it plays,
the violin is louder. The second playing on the CD, the piano is louder.

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Laura said: May 11, 2013
Laura Mozena
Suzuki Association Member
Palm City, FL
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Yes, there are MIDI Accompaniment CD Roms that you can download onto your computer. Not only are they just the accompaniments but you can change the speed without changing the pitch. You can buy them here:

Make sure to use the .midi files which just have the accompaniments because there are also .mp3 files that have the violin as well and the speed cannot be adjusted on those. Goodluck!

Laura Mozena

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