List of Book 5 revisions

Robyn said: Jun 9, 2010
Robyn BauerViolin
18 posts

Does anybody have, or know where to find, a list of the bowing changes in book 5?

said: Sep 9, 2010
 30 posts

Ariosa

Does anybody have, or know where to find, a list of the bowing changes in book 5?

You waited already three months for an answer. If you are still patient with this topic I could offer you some clear guidelines.

In November the German Suzuki Institute invites all Suzuki violin teachers for a two days workshop comparing the old with the Revised Edition of volume 5. We will get certainly rich information about the changes, new teaching points and new ideas how to teach the revised material. I could make a list and send it to you.

Robyn said: Sep 9, 2010
Robyn BauerViolin
18 posts

That would be just wonderful if you’re willing to go to all that trouble! I have the new book 5 now, and I think I’m familiar with most of the changes, but there are so many (Veracini Gigue, what a bear!) that I want to make sure I’ve really got them!

said: Sep 13, 2010
 24 posts

In book 5 there are so many changes. I can’t convince my advanced students to learn them. They rather want to work on their actual piece than to learn the new bowings and fingerings.
I guess only in Veracini Gigue there are about 50 changes.
How do other teachers handle this problem?

said: Oct 9, 2010
 30 posts

Ariosa and Antonella, I have found a very helpful link for learning the bowings of the revised edition. You find it on the homepage of the German Suzuki Institute: http://en.germansuzuki.de/

Go to FREE DOWNLOADS and see DOWNLOAD NO. 31.

It is written:

Compare two editions and see the differences between them:
First system = the Original Suzuki Violin School (Edition 1978)
Second system = the Revised Suzuki Violin School (Edition 2010)

This document will help you to learn the new bowings of the revised edition. There are 56 measures in Veracini Gigue. In 36 measures bowings have changed.

Robyn said: Oct 9, 2010
Robyn BauerViolin
18 posts

WOW that’s exactly what I needed, thank you so much for the Veracini Gigue link!

said: Oct 10, 2010
 30 posts

You are welcome, Ariosa. In November after the National Teachers Conference of the German Suzuki Institute I’ll give you the conference material concerning the revised book 5.

said: Dec 3, 2010
 30 posts

End of November the National Conference for Suzuki Teacher in Germany took place.
Two days before the conference started the German Suzuki Institute invited all violin teachers for a two days intensive course about vol. 5.
Each piece was presented by a different teacher trainer. Every participant received a brand new exercise book with two CDs. The material serves as test version which will be published by Edition Peters in 2011.
We were comparing the old with the Revised Edition of volume 5, learned about the changes in text and teaching points and heard about new ideas how to teach and to study ourselves the revised material. We listened to and played along with the test CDs.

As promised I will give you some information about the course content.
Because the learning material was so extensive I can report you only about some details. I start with the first piece in vol. 5: Bach Gavotte I and II.

Kerstin Wartberg (Director of the German Suzuki Institute) and David Andruss (Pianist of the CD) presented us a surprise: They arranged the Gavottes as piece for violin with piano accompaniment. It is such a joy to listen to and to play along with this version. I think this arrangement is a great contribution—especially as group piece.
We were informed that by the end of this month we can find the complete material in the download shop of the German Suzuki Institute.

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, First Movement, Violin 1 (pages 1+2)

Here you can see easily the differences of the Original Suzuki Violin School and the Revised Suzuki Violin School:

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, First Movement, Violin 1 (pages 3+4)

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, Second Movement

As an example of many exercises I show you one page of the test version RECITAL TRAINING, vol. 2.
We were informed that the whole set of exercises will be published soon at the homepage (FREE DOWNLOADS) of the German Suzuki Institute: http://www.germansuzuki.de

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

Concerto in G Minor, Op. 12, No. 1, RV 317

Exercise No. 1:

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

Concerto in G Minor, Op. 12, No. 1, RV 317

Exercise No. 2:

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

Concerto in G Minor, Op. 12, No. 1, RV 317, Second Movement

As an example of many exercises I show you one page of the test version RECITAL TRAINING, vol. 2.
We were informed that the whole set of exercises will be published soon at the homepage (FREE DOWNLOADS) of the German Suzuki Institute: http://www.germansuzuki.de

Even if in the Revised Edition there are no symbols for portato, we were encouraged not to forget one of Dr. Suzuki’s most important bow exercises called Casals tonalization.

He taught this bow stroke of different tone waves especially with this movrment.

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

Dear Ariosa, I hope you got some new inspiration about volume 5. There is still a lot to say and show…
l want to end with some important exercises for contact point, positions 1-5, tone quality and vibarato in slow movements which are basic points in vol. 5.

I want to finish my short overview of the teachers’ course with a nice arrangement (by David andruss and Kerstin Wartberg) of the famous shifting exercise in the fifth position.

said: Dec 5, 2010
 30 posts

This is my last information from our teachers’ course:

In August 2010 Edition Peters published Recital Training, vol. 1
Book & 2 CDs

This material is suitable for students in Suzuki Book 4. For more information please click here.

Below you see the front page of the TEST VERSION.

Robyn said: Dec 6, 2010
Robyn BauerViolin
18 posts

Thanks again for such valuable information!!

said: Dec 7, 2010
 Violin
7 posts

Thank you for these top-class documents, Martina!

They are a real treasure trove and will certainly help many students and teachers.

I like the exercises of Vivaldi g Minor (1st mvt) very much. They are short but efficient.
In the first exercise they changed the fingering. It is much easier than the old one.

Did someone see the first volume of RECITAL TRAINING? I am wondering if anyone has looked at or used it with their students?

Bruno from Italy

said: Jan 6, 2011
 Violin
12 posts

Bruno asked: Did someone see the first volume of RECITAL TRAINING? I am wondering if anyone has looked at or used it with their students?

I tested this collection with six book 4 students. After this experience I can sum up:
A great method for intermediate players and Suzuki students, vol. 4

I am so happy that Edition Peters decided to publish this Book with 2 CDs. It is a great way to learn all these beautiful pieces (Seitz concertos, Vivaldi a minor, Bohm Perpetual Motion and 2nd violin of Bach double concerto in d minor).
This collection is using the “Three-Tempo-Practice-Method.” This means the CDs include the performance pieces with and without the violin part, a slow and a medium practice tempo as well as many of the most important preparatory exercises. Imaginative and lively piano accompaniments make such technical work both fun and inspirational.
Since I use this material all my six book 4 students learn these pieces easier with much more quality, with more enthusiasm and endurance, and in shorter time. Even my teaching is inspired through their good developments.
All in all, a great collection for intermediate players, looking to improve their abilities. I highly recommend the series Recital Training.
For more information and sound examples see http://en.germansuzuki.de/?page_id=197

The next volume of RECITAL TRAINING with all pieces of vol. 5 will come out in late spring or summer.

Bert

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