A String Concerto

said: May 12, 2007
 Violin
1 posts

Can someone tell me where to find the sheet music for the “A String Concerto” or the “E String Concerto”? Thanks!

said: May 13, 2007
 103 posts

AKKK! I can’t believe I just lost the post I was writing! While here it is again, as much as I can remember.

c.daisy, I sent you a PM yesterday.

freesia in answer to your question…. The A string Concerto (by Eva Bogren) and E String Concerto (by Sonja Eden Nichols) are both pre-twinkle violin pieces. Both are similar, but the piano parts are slightly different. The child plays on the open A string using the first Twinkle rhythm (for A Concerto), for about eight measures. The piano accompaniment is what makes these pieces feel really “big” and grown up the the kids. The Right Hand on piano has the same rhythm as the kids, with various chords, while the Left Hand has more of a jazzy feel. Neither uses an part of the tune from twinkle.

Anyway, these are great pieces to have. The kids like them, and when you aren’t at the stage when you have something for a child to do in a recital—these can be very valuable! :)

Itzia Mora said: May 1, 2013
Itzia MoraViolin
México, DF, Mexico
1 posts

I want to make a recital and this piece sounds perfect. Do you know where can I find it?
Thank you

Christiane said: May 2, 2013
Christiane Pors-Sadoff
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
New York, NY
47 posts

I have them, shall I attach and send to you? they’re really snappy!

Christiane Pors
Violinist
Mikomi Violin Studio
Kaufman Music Center
NYU Steinhardt

Andrea Hudson said: May 2, 2013
Andrea Hudson
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
26 posts

I’d love to have a copy too, if you can?
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Jenifer said: May 2, 2013
Jenifer NoffkeViolin, Voice, Piano, Viola
Melbourne, FL
7 posts

I as well.

Diane said: May 2, 2013
 Violin, Viola
14 posts

Please send to me also
Thanks, Diane

Christiane said: May 3, 2013
Christiane Pors-Sadoff
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
New York, NY
47 posts

Jenifer and Diane please send me your emails and I’ll attach them on a general email to all 3 of you…

Christiane Pors
Violinist
Mikomi Violin Studio
Kaufman Music Center
NYU Steinhardt

Marin Colby said: May 3, 2013
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
1 posts

can I get a copy of these as well? Thank You!
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Sue Hunt said: May 6, 2013
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
389 posts

This descant was doing the rounds at institutes about 10 years ago. It is great fun to play & a great way of involving pre twinklers with the big kids. It’s suitable for violinists of Bach Double standard & above.

Mariel said: May 6, 2013
Mariel Pagan JimenezViolin
San Juan, PR
2 posts

Hello!

This sounds really interesting! Can I get a copy as well? My email is [javascript protected email address].

Thanks!!!

Christiane said: May 6, 2013
Christiane Pors-Sadoff
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
New York, NY
47 posts

Ok—I could not for the life of me get the attachment feature (above) to function, so I sent pdf attachments to Mariel, Marin, Jenifer and Andrea. I have not received emails from either Diane or Itzia, so please send and I will attach. Have fun!

E and A String Concerti [Edit: added attachment]

Christiane Pors
Violinist
Mikomi Violin Studio
Kaufman Music Center
NYU Steinhardt

Sue Hunt said: May 6, 2013
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
389 posts

The A String Concerto is different form the E String Concerto.

Andrea Mueller-Bohlke said: May 7, 2013
Andrea Mueller-Bohlke
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Volketswil CH-8604, Switzerland
7 posts

Where can I buy these? They don’t appear for sale on Eva Bogren’s website, and I searched Shar with no results.

Andrea in Volketswil Switzerland

Christiane said: May 7, 2013
Christiane Pors-Sadoff
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
New York, NY
47 posts

The versions I have just seem to have the piano part with open string rhythm. The one with the more advanced part looks like a great way to combine advanced and beginner..thanks Sue!

Mine did finally attach to the post if anyone wants the basic version…

Christiane Pors
Violinist
Mikomi Violin Studio
Kaufman Music Center
NYU Steinhardt

Christiane said: May 7, 2013
Christiane Pors-Sadoff
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
New York, NY
47 posts

Sue, could you attach the violin part and piano part to a new post? Then we can print out from there. I would love to have some kids play these together at my next recital!

Christiane Pors
Violinist
Mikomi Violin Studio
Kaufman Music Center
NYU Steinhardt

Diane said: May 7, 2013
 Violin, Viola
14 posts

Do you also have the Estring concerto?
Thanks,
Diane

Sent from my iPad

Sue Hunt said: May 8, 2013
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
389 posts

The A String Concerto seems just to be doing the rounds. I also can’t find a published version. I’ve been having trouble making pdfs of things that I have in Sibelius, but I’ll work on it. I’m sure there is a solution.

I changed one of the chords in my E String Concerto. The composer isn’t impressed and I’ve lost my copy of the original, so I can’t send that.

Tina Raimondi said: May 9, 2013
Tina Raimondi
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Wilton Manors, FL
26 posts

Thank for posting the E string and A string concertos! I had lost my copy of the E string concerto.

Sue, if/when you can get a pdf of the A string concerto with the descant I’d love a copy, too. I printed a screen image, but it’s pretty blurry.

Thanks for sharing everyone. Does everyone have the Open String Blues? I can scan and email copies of it if you wish.

Tina

Mircea said: May 9, 2013
Mircea Ionescu
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Viola
Crestwood, KY
23 posts

Thank you for posting these, ladies. I look forward to using them with students!

Diane said: May 9, 2013
 Violin, Viola
14 posts

I would love to receive the open string blues and the e strng concerto . I have recd the a string concerto and can try to forward it
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Sent from my iPad

Tina Raimondi said: May 10, 2013
Tina Raimondi
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Wilton Manors, FL
26 posts
Tina Raimondi said: May 10, 2013
Tina Raimondi
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Wilton Manors, FL
26 posts
Laura said: May 11, 2013
Laura Mozena
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Palm City, FL
105 posts

Does anyone know if these pieces are “public domain”? Or how I would find out if they are? I’m asking because I could offer all for FREE download on my website if there would not be copyrights to worry about.

Laura Mozena
www.yourmusicsupply.com

Amy Rosen said: May 11, 2013
 Teacher Trainer
Institute Director
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Suzuki in the Schools
Larchmont, NY
2 posts

I’d love a copy of the Open String Blues if you have it. Thanks
so much for sharing it.
Amy

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Christiane said: May 12, 2013
Christiane Pors-Sadoff
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
New York, NY
47 posts

For those of you who still need the A and E string concerti, please look at the 12th post on this feed, as they are attached and you can just download them.
Good luck for everyone’s recitals!

Christiane Pors
Violinist
Mikomi Violin Studio
Kaufman Music Center
NYU Steinhardt

Diane said: May 13, 2013
 Violin, Viola
14 posts

I’m not finding the concerti. I guess i don’t know how to get to the 12th post on the feed.
Help.
Thanks,
diane

Christiane said: May 14, 2013
Christiane Pors-Sadoff
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
New York, NY
47 posts

Diane , Go back 15 posts from here to my post..they’re attached on the bottom…

Christiane Pors
Violinist
Mikomi Violin Studio
Kaufman Music Center
NYU Steinhardt

Barb said: May 14, 2013
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

If anyone is interested in more open string pieces using Twinkle rhythms, check out Magic Carpet by Joanne Martin. I have the cello version, and it includes duet parts for violin, viola and cello, so for instance, I can accompany my beginner, or his older sister can on her violin. It comes with a CD, and there is a piano accompaniment book also available.

Barb
Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Barb said: May 14, 2013
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

Link for Magic Carpet for Violin by Joanne Martin.

Barb
Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Paula Bird said: May 14, 2013
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

Another source for some lovely open string pieces is David Tasgal’s works:

Familystringmethod.com

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

Yvette Goh said: May 14, 2013
Yvette GohCello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Piano
Singapore, Singapore
1 posts

Hi Barb, am struggling to get my 3.5yr old boy to like playing cello & he cant finger much notes on cello hand so the open string would be a great help!

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Thanks SO much
Yvette

Barb said: May 15, 2013
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
678 posts

Yvette, I hope this helps. Here is the link to the Magic Carpet for Cello, if you haven’t found it already. I used it for the first time with a beginner who is seven yesterday, and his face really lit up.

We also use Cello Time Joggers which has a lot of open strings pieces, but not using the Suzuki rhythms, and each piece uses two or three strings. My beginners have enjoyed that too. The CD can be played along with. One of my students who is doing very well now started most practices in her first years (age 6-7) by playing along with the entire CD. She was often reluctant to begin her practice time (leave her play) but when her mom put the CD on she came running! There are also some duets in the book and a piano part sold separately. (For any violinists, there is also a Fiddle Time Joggers.) They also publish a “starters” series which I haven’t used, but looking at the sample pages there are a few ideas which might be helpful for anyone looking for more pre-twinkle teaching.

I have also had a young student (5) who got very mixed up if there were any accompaniment or duet playing for his first year, so I’m not sure yet how well these approaches will work for the very young. Maybe as long as there is a group or a leader playing along it will be easier.

Barb
Music Teachers Helper—for individual teachers
Studio Helper—for entire music studios or schools

Trish said: Sep 29, 2014
Trish Clair (Horrocks)
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Nanaimo, BC
25 posts

When I have used the open string blues, I teach the blues riff to book 2 and up kids. In the attachment that Tina posted, that line is written in the bass clef. The kids love the opportunity to be “groovy!”

The only challenge I find is getting the little ones making a clean crossing from the G string to the E string. For that reason, my partner and I wrote our own bluesy tune that has the young violinists playing E—A—D—G—D—A—E.

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