Length of Suzuki pieces

Jennifer Taylor said: Oct 29, 2014
Suzuki Association Member
Durham, NC
10 posts

I’m just wondering exactly how long each of the Suzuki (violin) pieces are. I’m trying to plan the length of an upcoming recital and it would be nice to see a list of the pieces and their length in exact minutes. I don’t see it listed on the CD, but perhaps I’ve just missed it.

Mengwei said: Oct 29, 2014
Mengwei Shen
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Jersey City, NJ
120 posts

If you play the CD using your computer, your software should be able to show the timing of each track.

Keep in mind that you’ll need buffer time for students getting on and off stage, playing slower than the CD tempo, delays because someone needs to be retuned, forgot the notes and started over, etc.

Jennifer Visick said: Oct 29, 2014
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

Because of students performing at the pace that they have been practicing at, which is not necessarily the tempo on the recording, I usually bring a stopwatch to lessons for a week (or ask parents to use a stopwatch at home) and get approximate times that way.

Then I add 15 to 30 seconds for each student to accommodate piano introductions, bowing and applause, announcing each student in between performances, etc.

For every 3 or 4 students I usually add in an extra minute on top of that for unexpected delays.

Then add five minutes to the entire length of the concert, because something will probably delay you from starting on time.

Phankao said: Oct 31, 2014
Phankao WanPiano, Viola, Violin
128 posts

I’d just look on youtube to see videos of little children and those playing at the slower tempos.

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