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My son was told he needed to get a Suzuki book by his private tutor. We have several other “recommended” books already, but I'm always inclined to dash out and get any learning aid his teacher wants him to have.

Of course, I benefit from these things in my own training, as well.wink

 

In the Suzuki book, it recommends listening daily to the reference recordings for each of the lessons, but doesn't come with any kind of CD. Where can I find these referenced recordings? Is this something else I need to buy?

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That's weird. Apparently they are sold separately. I think that is unbelievable but by the same token I can see not needing the reference CD.

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You can get it at Amazon HERE.

It's a good deal if you combine it with more stuff to get free shipping since it comes from Amazon.

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I ordered the Vol 1 & 2 CD (along with dark rosin, a cheap chinrest and a few other things to make it up to Free Shipping) last night.

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I have the suzuki book. It doesn’t really teach you how to play without a teacher, so it doesn’t help me as much as my other books that come with CD’s and DVD’s. I like my Essential Elements2000 book, because you dont have to know anything first to start.

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I have that book, too, Scarecrow. I was disappointed in the DVD, because I was expecting video lessons, I suppose.

But I think you're right about it being better suited to beginners who don't have an actual teacher to help them directly.

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That's what this site is for. I expect great things here soon. smile

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Cool, thanks! I use alot of your videos at your other site too. Are you gonna redo all of them for viola too?

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I think he's already started. Check out the videos page for the new scales videos he just posted.

I played along with them all for a while last night – or at least tried to. I'm definitely not at the point where I can play the faster pace, yet. But, I really like having a proper reference for the tone I should be trying to get for each note.

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Glad you like it. Suggestions for videos are very welcome guys. I'll probably set aside one day for viola videos every week. hopefully, LOL.surprised

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Thanks for the scales videos! What are you going to do next?

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What do we need now?  All suggestions are welcome. I'm leaving town for 5 days tomorrow and won't be able to do anything on the viola for sure.

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actually I started playing the violin with the Suzuki Method an I think that it is a very good reference when you have a professor near by, I have the complete method all 10 books and cd's for violin, and it helps me a lot when I am in need of practice.

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Manny said:

actually I started playing the violin with the Suzuki Method an I think that it is a very good reference when you have a professor near by, I have the complete method all 10 books and cd's for violin, and it helps me a lot when I am in need of practice.

I wish I could find a teacher available nearby. All the local violists listed are booked solid for the year, so I'm on my own until somebody drops out and leaves an opening for me.

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HeadCheese said:

Manny said:

actually I started playing the violin with the Suzuki Method an I think that it is a very good reference when you have a professor near by, I have the complete method all 10 books and cd's for violin, and it helps me a lot when I am in need of practice.

I wish I could find a teacher available nearby. All the local violists listed are booked solid for the year, so I'm on my own until somebody drops out and leaves an opening for me.

I know what you are talking about, in my case i was just like you, no teacher, no method, just the violin and my willing to play, but any ways I found the way to get involved in this orchestra where I play and I start from basics and my partners became my teachers, until someone decide to give me real lessons.

you just have to try, who knows it might work for you too

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