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  • Series: Suzuki Violin School (Book 1)
  • Audio Cassette: 4 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874875927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874875928
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,552,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The combination of the book and CD are excellent.
Ignacio Agosto Diaz
I learned with the Suzuki Method and highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning to play instruments.
M. Worthington
The first 3 books of this series really give you a great foundation and contain some great pieces to play.
jed clampett

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105 of 111 people found the following review helpful By jed clampett on July 9, 2004
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If your child is beginning violin these books and cds may well be part of the curicculum. I'm a bit older and decided to teach myself violin after dabbling a little with fiddle music. The first 3 books of this series really give you a great foundation and contain some great pieces to play. They are challanging enough but it's at book 4 that things start to get more intermediate with the Bach double concerto for instance. Don't get me wrong though because in the first 3 books there is really a wealth of great materialincluding several Bach pieces, Dvorak's Humoresque and many more familiar works. Of course you will definetly want and need to get the cds that accompany each book and as well as each piece with the piano accompanyment they also contain the accompanyment alone so you can practice the violin along with just that. I see amazon is charging list price as does almost everyone else, music stores etc. Shar Music, which deals only in violins, violas, cellos and related accessories, has these books and cds for 30% off all the time so you may want to get one of their catalogs. Another great book and cd combo for violin is Solos for Young Violinists, although there's nothing childish about the selection and it is indeed suitable for any age. This is a 6 volume book/cd series and it gets pretty tough even at the end of volume 1, but it's very good. It's by Barbara Barber and also available through Shar. As for teaching yourself; violin teachers will scoff at this but then again they're the ones getting $30.00 for a half hour lesson. Of course there is some wisdom in having a teacher and with violin there is more than a little technique to learn as well as proper form, holding the bow correctly, bowing itself etc., but ultimatly the goal of any teacher should be to teach you to teach yourself.Read more ›
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By John Tilelli MD on May 12, 2003
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To the parents of children undertaking the violin, be advised. The detractors that have reservations about the Suzuki method/book are missing two basic facts a) your child will learn how to play the violin (beautifully with some effort), and b) that this is really the only method that directly addresses the daunting task of teaching a string instrument to a child with pre-reading or early reading skills. Like it or not, agree with it or not, this is the method that your teacher will more probably than not adopt. It really does work; I have seen a string orchestra, taught by Suzuki, performing the Bach Concerto for 2 Violins in which none of the performers was over 12. Lest you read other reviews and be tempted to pass on Suzuki for some more "conventional" method, give this book and a good teacher a try, and be amazed at the skills that your child displays.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 2000
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This is the first book for a beginner of any age. Students in this method can start as soon as they have any interest in music, as young as 3 years old. The idea is to listen to the audio CD and learn the tone and rythym of notes rather than the technical approach to learning music theory. the student practices a sequence of simple songs designed to teach techique gradually. You can't really learn violin on your own with the book. You need an instructor. It is a good approach and very popular.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By simplicity778 on May 30, 2006
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Suzuki is a collection of some classic pieces of music which many of us violin players grew up on. It has exerpts from many famous composers (presented progressively in terms of skills level) which can be perfect for performances. However, it needs to be supplemented by other method books which allow more practice, especially in order to develop pitch, sight reading, and techniques.

For those starting out, volume 1 may not have a clear enough presentation of the basics of reading music. I usually start my students on "String Builder," which gives a more step-by-step instruction and offers a whole lot more pieces to practice on (and it also has short duets to play together).
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "oliviasaru" on August 20, 2001
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I am a "Suzuki kid" myself, now a Suzuki Violin teacher. This is Volume I of 10 in the Suzuki Method Violin repertoire. It is vital that you read Dr. Suzuki's book, "Nurtured By Love" before beginning any Suzuki program. Technique is nothing without a full understanding of the underlying philosophy here, so make sure you agree with Dr. Suzuki's ideas, then find a teacher who feels the same way. You and your child are in for the time of your lives!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dragon Quill on April 7, 2006
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So many other violin instruction books become dull and boring with their scales and two-line practices. Suzuki, however, is fun. It teaches you to play the violin through songs instead of through hundreds of exercises on boring items. Exercises are provided, of course, but they are icing on the cake.

I began violin with a different method that nearly turned me away. I didn't see the fun in playing a hundred and fifty repetitions of "hot cross buns." I did see the fun in playing Minuets, however, when a new teacher had me switch to Suzuki.

I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. The method is fast, fun, and head-over-heels better than those...other books.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2000
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I can't rave enough about the Suzuki method. Make sure you get the recordings that go along with the books too since that's what the whole theory is based upon...that a child can learn to play before they learn to read music.
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