revised editions

Susan said: Jun 7, 2010
 Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Bass, Cello, Viola
16 posts

I looked back a ways and did not find my question, so apologies if I’m repeating. I am struggling some with the latest violin revisions, book 2 & 3. I don’t understand why the violin revisions are SO different from the recent viola ones. It is a little tricky in a studio where there are violin & viola students (& from the same families.) Is there any publication or an article somewhere that discusses the changes in some detail? I also really wonder why the viola revised book 1 omitted repeats from a lot of tunes that formerly were repeated. Sue

Jenny said: Jun 7, 2010
 98 posts

There is this article from the Violin Committee about the revisions:

But I don’t think it discusses discrepancies with the viola books.

Jennifer Visick said: Jun 8, 2010
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

What particular differences are you referring to (for example)?

Susan said: Jun 14, 2010
 Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Bass, Cello, Viola
16 posts

OK, some examples, just off the top of my head. When I have some time, I’ll try to make a more thorough list.
The rev.Vla. 1 omits repeats from several of the early songs.
The rev.Vla.2 omits dynamics on Lully Gavotte that were in the previous book 2.
The rev. viola book 2 & 3 have the bowings from the old violin book 2 & 3, such as Musette starting downbow, different slurs in H.Chorus, Bach Bourree’. It also seems that the recordings haven’t caught up w/the books, so that Bach Bourree’ is confusing to strongly by-ear kids. Sue

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