Quint edudes for viola?

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said: Oct 18, 2008
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Hello everybody,

I am wondering what do Suzuki viola teachers use as an equivalent to Suzuki Quint Etudes (for violin), and Suzuki Position Etudes (for violin).
Any help would be appreciated,

Thanx!

Connie Sunday said: Oct 18, 2008
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
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To my knowledge, these works have not been transposed for viola, so you have to use the viola transcription of the Trott Melodious Doublestops (only book 1 has been transcribed for viola), and the Whistler Introducing the Positions. See:

*Viola Literature*

Free Handouts for Music Teachers & Students:
http://beststudentviolins.com/library.html#handouts

said: Oct 19, 2008
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Thank you mshikibu for your help!
this looks like a well organized technic and repertory list—do you use it in that order?

Connie Sunday said: Oct 19, 2008
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
667 posts

profesorka

Thank you mshikibu for your help!
this looks like a well organized technic and repertory list—do you use it in that order?

Pretty much. I have something about this in the Violin/Viola FAQ:

(9) What is the usual progression of violin études?
http://beststudentviolins.com/PedagogyTech.html#9

But you know, these lists are in a constant state of revision. I’m incorporating (some) Sevcik for my more advanced students (which I never did before) and I’m looking at the Kirsten Wartburg materials; I don’t even know if they have these for viola. They probably do. There’s just so much out there nowadays. And add to that, my students have so much more homework, and so much pressure to make the grade, so to speak, in math and science and reading.

It’s just a tougher world than it is was, when I was growing up and learning the violin, or so it seems to me.

Free Handouts for Music Teachers & Students:
http://beststudentviolins.com/library.html#handouts

Jennifer Visick said: Oct 21, 2008
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

I haven’t use either the Quint or position etudes though I’ve seen them—but what is to prevent you from using them on the viola, even if they are written for violin? It should be easy to transpose.

said: Oct 26, 2008
 36 posts

yes there are so many good violin studies that are have not been transcribed for viola. This is a good case for studying both.

Rosemary Frey said: Feb 26, 2015
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Bethlehem, PA
5 posts

What are the Quint Etudes? Also, I will be giving a concert combining violins and violas. Any advise? Thank you in advance.

Jaki Treasure Berger said: Feb 28, 2015
Jaki Treasure Berger
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
Arvada, CO
2 posts

Hmmm…Suzuki for 20+ years and I’ve never heard from the Quint Etudes. I’ll have to look into those!

I do violin/viola concerts—I would strongly recommend Rounds & Cannons by Dr. Starr—a lot of those are aimed at being in the same key so multiple instruments can play together. Also, if any of your viola players are past Book 2, it might be good practice for them to re-learn some pieces in treble clef!

Jaki Treasure Berger

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