Accompaniment for piano songs

said: May 20, 2011
 2 posts

Hello! This is my first post here. I look through this forum every once in a while and have found some really helpful stuff, so I finally found time to register :D
I was wondering if anyone knows where to find music for accompanying the suzuki piano songs on violin. I know there is lots of places to find piano accompaniment for the violin repertoire, but I’m looking for exactly the opposite. Right now I need to accompany a little girl that is finishing Suzuki piano book 1 for her graduation recital, so I need the main part to be the piano, but a nice background of violin or piano (duet), or some other easy to play instrument. (recorder…) Hope this is not too confusing, but thanks in advance for any help!


Connie Sunday said: May 22, 2011
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
670 posts

The violin can always play the upper, treble clef line of piano music. That is usually—though not always—where the melody is.

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said: May 24, 2011
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That’s true, but we’re actually looking for something that’s different than the song, so that the students can get used to listening to their own music and playing with a harmony…i know there’s a great deal of that for violins and cellos… but there must be SOMETHING for the piano too.

Rhonda said: Jun 1, 2011
Suzuki Association Member
Edmonton, AB
13 posts

Hi there,
There are some piano ensemble books that provide accompaniment for the Piano Book 1 (and 2) pieces. They are by Barbara Meixner and called “Piano Ensemble Music”. They come in a few different versions and are pleasant accompaniments.

You can order these books on (or elsewhere). It sounds as if they are exactly what you’re looking for.

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