Video Collection No. 4: Medium = Suzuki 4-7 (English)

Category: 8. FREE Video Tutorials & Audio Recordings

 

No. 4.1:   Recital Training - a source of Dr. Suzuki’s violin teaching concept
 

Recital Training, vol. 1 by Kerstin Wartberg represents specific instructions concerning individual pieces of the intermediate level, in both written and audio form. Volume 1 is suitable for students in Suzuki Book 4 and for students and teachers using other methods.
Published by Edition Peters (EP 11291)

1:06    Recital Training - Based on Shinichi Suzuki's practice material
1:35    Suzuki's quotes
3:00    Learning Phase, Shaping Phase, Performing Phase
3:35    Preparatory Exercises for the first Seitz Concerto in the book
4:46    Preparatory Exercises for the second Seitz Concerto in the book
5:50    Preparatory Exercises for the Vivaldi a Minor Concerto, first mov.
6:13    Preparatory Exercises for the Vivaldi a Minor Concerto, third mov.
7:05    Sound Exercise for the second Seitz Concerto in the book
7:40    Double Stops Exercise for the third Seitz Concerto in the book
10:17  Western Fiddler
11:17  The most important practice tempo (Seitz, Vivaldi)
12:27  The THREE-Tempo practice method
17:21  Preparatory Exercises from the Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, first mov.
22:05  Bohm, Perpetual Motion - How to find the right tempo?
24:44  Schubert, Lullaby
25:57  Humperdinck, Evening Prayer
 

 

 

No. 4.2:   Enjoying Violin Technique - An Introduction

Dear violin students and teachers!
Inspired by many inquiries about whether "Enjoying Violin Technique" is also available as an eBook, I have now created my first eBook.
I hope that you will enjoy working with this eBook
and that it will help you
to make good use of your time at home
to improve your violin technique.

Kerstin Wartberg
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Here are some short exercise excerpts from
"Enjoying Violin Technique"
by Kerstin Wartberg
Intermediate Level:
Basic Exercises with Piano Arrangements by David Andruss
Volume 1


The first volume of Kerstin Wartberg’s violin technique series is directed towards intermediate violin students.

Almost 100 exercises, 75 with piano accompaniment, are grouped into 10 detailed sections:

    1. One and Two Octave Scales & Arpeggios (1st – 6th positions)
    2. Shifting Exercises (based on the Ševčík System)
    3. Scales & Arpeggios on one String (based on the Flesch System)
    4. Three Octave Scales & Arpeggios
    5. Playing in High Positions
    6. Intonation Exercises
    7. Soundpoints
    8. Vibrato
    9. Basic Trill Exercises
    10. Double Stops
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Kindle eBook
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0871PWR6Q
In English
Instantly accessible worldwide via Amazon
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Print Book, 80 pages, with CD & Digital Download

ISBN 978-3-946872 00 9
In English and German
ISTEX MUSIC PUBLICATIONS

 

No. 4.3:   Enjoying Violin Technique - Play-Along Video

 
 
 
TRACK LIST
0:07          1_Tuning A
0:22          2_Climbing melody with scales, one octave (quarter note = 80)
3:28          3_Climbing melody with scales, one octave (quarter note = 120)
5:37          4_Climbing melody with arpeggios, one octave (quarter note = 100)
7:54          5_Climbing melody with arpeggios, one octave (quarter note = 120)
9:49          6_G major scale 10:27 7_Perfect-fourth song
11:21        8_Climbing melody with scales, two octaves (eighth note = 54)
13:19        9_Climbing melody with scales, two octaves (eighth note = 70)
14:50      10_Shifting exercise – op 8, no 1 (eighth note = 50)
18:26      11_Shifting exercise – op 8, no 1 (eighth note = 70)
20:58     12_Shifting exercise – op 8, no 8 (eighth note = 50)
23:55     13_Shifting exercise – op 8, no 8 (eighth note = 70)
26:02     14_Shifting exercise – op 8, no 16 (eighth note = 50)
29:00     15_Shifting exercise – op 8, no 16 (eighth note = 70)
31:07     16_B flat major, one octave (quarter note = 60)
33:32     17_B flat major, one octave (quarter note = 80)
35:25     18_B flat major, one octave (quarter note = 100)
36:54     19_B minor, one octave (quarter note = 80)
38:43     20_B minor, one octave (quarter note = 100)
40:11     21_C major, one octave (quarter note = 80)
42:01     22_C major, one octave (quarter note = 100)
43:30     23_D minor, one octave (quarter note = 80)
45:20     24_D minor, one octave (quarter note = 100)
46:49     25_Three-Octave Scales, G major (quarter note = 80)
49:02     26_Three-Octave Scales, G major (quarter note = 100)
50:49     27_Three-Octave Scales, G minor (quarter note = 80)
53:00     28_Three-Octave Scales, G minor (quarter note = 100)
54:47     29_Three-Octave Scales, A flat major (quarter note = 80)
56:58     30_Three-Octave Scales, A flat major (quarter note = 100)
58:45     31_Three-Octave Scales, A major (quarter note = 80)
1:00:58  32_Three-Octave Scales, A major (quarter note = 100)
1:02:46  33_Three-Octave Scales, A minor (quarter note = 80)
1:04:58  34_Three-Octave Scales, A minor (quarter note = 100)
1:06:45  35_Three-Octave Scales, B flat major (quarter note = 100)
1:08:30  36_Three-Octave Scales, B flat major (quarter note = 120)
1:10:00  37_Three-Octave Scales, B minor (quarter note = 100)
1:11:48  38_Three-Octave Scales, B minor (quarter note = 120)
1:13:19  39_Three-Octave Scales, C major (quarter note = 100)
1:15:04  40_Three-Octave Scales, C major (quarter note = 120)
1:16:35  41_Three-Octave Scales, C minor (quarter note = 100)
1:18:20  42_Three-Octave Scales, C minor (quarter note = 120)
1:19:50  43_Three Octave Arpeggios, G major (quarter note = 60)
1:21:28  44_Three Octave Arpeggios, G major (quarter note = 80)
1:22:43  45_Three Octave Arpeggios, G major (quarter note = 100)
1:23:44  46_Three Octave Arpeggios, G minor (quarter note= 60)
1:25:25  47_Three Octave Arpeggios, G minor (quarter note = 80)
1:26:40  48_Three Octave Arpeggios, G minor (quarter note = 100)
1:27:41  49_Three Octave Arpeggios, A flat major (quarter note= 80)
1:28:59  50_Three Octave Arpeggios, A flat major (quarter note = 100)
1:30:00  51_Three Octave Arpeggios, A major (quarter note = 80)
1:31:16  52_Three Octave Arpeggios, A major (quarter note = 100)
1:32:15  53_Three-Octave Arpeggios, A minor (quarter note = 80)
1:33:32  54_Three-Octave Arpeggios, A minor (quarter note = 100)
1:34:35  55_Three-Octave Arpeggios, B flat major (quarter note = 100)
1:35:52  56_Three-Octave Arpeggios, B flat major (quarter note = 120)
1:36:52  57_Three-Octave Arpeggios, B minor (quarter note = 100)
1:38:08  58_Three-Octave Arpeggios, B minor (quarter note = 120)
1:39:10  59_Three-Octave Arpeggios, C major (quarter note = 100)
1:40:25  60_Three-Octave Arpeggios, C major (quarter note = 120)
1:41:27  61_Three-Octave Arpeggios, C minor (quarter note = 100)
1:42:44  62_Three-Octave Arpeggios, C minor (quarter note = 120)
1:43:45  63_Intonation Exercise: 1st – 6th positions (quarter note = 80)
1:47:34  64_Intonation Exercise: 1st – 6th positions (quarter note = 120)
1:50:07  65_The Five Soundpoints – with open strings
1:51:44  66_The Five Soundpoints – with fingered notes
1:53:26  67_Vibrato Swing (quarter note = 63)
1:55:14  68_Vibrato Swing (quarter note = 72)
1:56:47  69_Vibrato Swing (quarter note = 80)
1:58:09  70_Sad Farewell (quarter note = 65)
2:00:20  71_Sad Farewell (quarter note = 73)
2:02:16  72_Thirds combined with Fourths
2:03:54  73_Song with Thirds (quarter note = 80)
2:05:45  74_Song with Thirds (quarter note = 90)
2:07:22  75_Song with Octaves
2:09:07  76_Basic Exercise for Octaves

 

 

No. 4.4:   "Paganini Motion" - A preparation for the Seitz Concertos in Vol. 4 / Recital Training, Vol. 1

In this video you see a short excerpt from our IMTEX Easter Cousres in Germany. Charles Krigbaum directs the teachers' group of Book 4:
They play "Paganini Motion" - here in the version for 3 violins.

The 2nd and 3rd parts are very easy and can be played by students in Books 1 and 2.
The 1rst part of Paganini Motion is a technical tune for beginning intermediate students. It is very helpful to prepare the Seitz Concertos in Book 4 and introduces seven basic exercises:

1. Trill preparation exercise
2. Up-bow staccato
3. Tiny bow strokes at the balance point with active fingers
4. Alternation between chords and single notes
5. String crossings at the tip, with accents on the melody notes
6. Triplets with slurs and quick string crossings
7. Fast Bowing with double stops

HERE you can download the sheet music from our IMTEX ONLINE MEDIA LIBRARY.

 

 

No. 4.4:   Double Stop Exercises for violin students in Suzuki Book 4

Excerpt from the exercise book & CD “Recital Training”, vol. 1
By Kerstin Wartberg
Edition Peters (EP 11291)

Volume 1 is suitable for students in Suzuki Book 4 and for students and teachers using other methods.

Recital Training, vol. 1 represents specific instructions concerning individual pieces of the intermediate level, in both written and audio form.

More information about Recital Training, vol. 1:
https://en.germansuzuki.com/?page_id=197

and
https://en.germansuzuki.com/?page_id=1038

Online Media Library for instant download:
Friedrich Seitz, Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 22, 3rd Movement

Play Along in 3 Tempi
Edited by Kerstin Wartberg


HERE you can download a play along set of the Seitz concerto with MP3 files in high quality and sheet music (26,83 MB):

Tuning notes
Slow practice tempo (violin and piano)
Medium practice tempo (piano accompaniment)
Performance tempo (piano accompaniment)
Performance tempo (violin and piano)
Preparatory exercise 1
Preparatory exercise 2
Preparatory exercise 3
Preparatory exercise 4
Preparatory exercise 5
Sheet music

Rudolf Gaehler, violin
David Andruss, piano

 

 

No. 4.5:   Shinichi Suzuki in Denmark: Finger flexibility

"LET US WORK TOGETHER
to achieve continuous development and increasing perfection of our ideas!"
Shinichi Suzuki
This is a BRIEF EXCERPT from a film of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, teaching at the first European Workshop in Denmark in 1981, when he was aged 83.

The greater part of this film material was contributed by Tove Detreköy and the Danish Suzuki Institute. In 2009 Kerstin Wartberg edited the film material for her teacher trainees and all interested Suzuki teachers.

 

 

No. 4.6:   Enjoying Violin & Cello Technique - Basic Exercises with Piano Accompaniment

Three octave scales in C major
Here the point of concentrationfor the violinists was:
Be aware of the movements of your left  arm, especially the elbow swinging.
Enjoying Violin & Cello Technique - Basic Exercises with Piano Accompaniment

 

 

No. 4.7:   Intonation Exercise: The correct distances between fingers in different positions

INTONATION EXERCISE
The correct distances between fingers in the first til sixth positions:
"Once you have become fluent with the exercise there is a feeling of the entire hand being in tune, each finger knowing exactly where to go in each position, rather than a sense of having to aim each finger in tune one at a time."

Simon Fischer, SCALES, p. 48

 

 

 

No. 4.8:   On Wings of Song, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 2 Violins & Piano



Arrangement for 2 Violins & Piano by Kerstin Wartberg

During our workshop in Mallorca in March 2016, the two Suzuki violin teachers Beatriz Junco (Spain) and Silvia Migliorini (Italy) performed together with the pianist Neil Fellows (England) the beautiful music "On Wings of Song" by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Please listen to them and enjoy the harmonious atmosphere of beauty and peace, which we experienced at this special place during one intensive workshop week.

The music of this piece is published by Edition Peters in the book "Recital Training", vol. 2.
HERE you find the Violin and the piano parts and more information:
 

 

No. 4.9:   Gavotte I and II from Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012,
Johann Sebastian Bach

 

HERE: Version for Violin & Piano
Piano Arrangement by David Andruss

The piano accompaniment by David Andruss is a fine musical addition to this wonderful work and transforms it into a perfect piece for Suzuki groups.
Here you see Kerstin Wartberg, director of the German Suzuki Institute, with a Suzuki group during a workshop in April 2013 at Weinstadt, near Stuttgart / Germany.

The sheet music of the violin and the piano parts you find HERE.