Video Collection No. 1: Pre-Twinkle

Category: 8. FREE Video Tutorials & Audio Recordings

No. 1.1:   The Journey Through Pre-Twinkle
By Kerstin Wartberg & Charles Krigbaum
 
 
0:00 Start Using the Foot Chart
1:51 Holding the Bow
4:11 Holding the Violin
5:17 The First Twinkle Rhythm
7:16 Two New Songs
9:59 Preparing the Left Hand Fingers
13:23 Preparation Technique and Rhythm with Three Fingers
 
Here you find the eBook (29 pages) with the beautiful paintings of LISA IKEGAMI,
43 audio files together with 20 Lucky Dip Cards.
 
 
 
 
 
No. 1.2:   Music & Movement: Lightly Row – May Song
By Kerstin Wartberg
 
 
Examples from volume 1A of the Exercise Book “Let's Practice Together!”
Excerpt from the chapter: Preparatory Exercises WITHOUT THE INSTRUMENT


Arjada Hasanaj, presenter
Rudolf Gaehler, violin
David Andruss, piano and piano arrangements for all recorded pieces
Kerstin Wartberg, concept and video editing
 
0:14 Lightly Row
1:23 Song of the Wind
2:39 Go Tell Aunt Rhody
3:43 O Come, Little Children
5:03 May Song
 
Young children enjoy moving around when they hear music. They feel energy, life, joy, and playfulness. Teachers should encourage this desire and include these activities during their teaching. Research has shown that the connection between body movement, rhythm and awareness is beneficial to the development during the whole childhood, which includes not only thinking and feeling, but also motoric abilities.

Concrete aims
- Getting to know and becoming familiar with the violin repertoire of the first volume (LET'S PRACTICE TOGETHER! / SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL / STEP by STEP)
- Through singing, clapping and movement games, the basics in the areas of rhythm and intonation are conveyed.
- The intensive training of the senses (listening, seeing, touching and feeling).
- The development of physical endurance and dexterity in the gross and fine motor skills.
- Growing into the task of daily practice at home. This is a new area of life to be discovered by both, the child and the parents.
- Continuous work on personal and social skills like concentration, memory, endurance, self-esteem, willingness to perform, social behavior in the group.
 
 
 
 
No. 1.3:   Music & Movement: All Twinkle Rhythms
 
 
Excerpt from the chapter: Preparatory Exercises WITHOUT THE INSTRUMENT
Publication by ISTEX MUSIC PUBLICATIONS in summer 2020
 
Arjada Hasanaj, presenter
Rudolf Gaehler, violin David Andruss, piano and piano arrangements for all recorded pieces
Kerstin Wartberg, concept and video editing
 
0:17 First Twinkle Rhythm
0:52 Second Twinkle Rhythm
1:26 Third Twinkle Rhythm
2:02 Fourth Twinkle Rhythm
2:39 Fifth Twinkle Rhythm
3:15 Twinkle Theme
 
 
 
 
No. 1.4:   Spotlight on! Rotating attention on "The First Twinkle Rhythm"
 

Example from volume 1A of the Exercise Book “Let's Practice Together!” by Kerstin Wartberg
Publication by ISTEX MUSIC PUBLICATIONS in summer 2020
 
The students of Sergej Simkin (German Suzuki Association) demonstrate how effectively they practice the first Twinkle Rhythm with rotating attention.
Shinichi Suzuki, but also other well-known music teachers such as the cellist Gerhard Mantel have described a practice method that has proved particularly useful for learning new pieces, but also for review pieces: the method of rotating attention.
This practice method can be compared to the image of a spotlight, which lights up different areas one after the other and makes them conscious.
This practice principle can be applied not only to the violin beginning level but to all levels.
The most important lesson is to never repeat things the same way again and again.
The attention can be directed to another area each time a section or a whole piece is repeated:
E.g. on
- posture
- the movement of your right hand
- bow division
- sound quality
- rhythm
- intonation
- the movement of your left hand
- text security
There are countless aspects that can be practised in this way. The successes are easy to recognize, because the muscles are not tired by a too long one-sided effort and furthermore the concentration is revived again and again by changing activities.
 
 
 
No. 1.5:   The Second Twinkle Rhythm on E and A
 
 
 
 
 
No. 1.6:   Spotlight on! Rotating attention on "The First Twinkle Variation with Rests, Part A"
 
Example from volume 1A of the Exercise Book “Let's Practice Together!” by Kerstin Wartberg
Publication by ISTEX MUSIC PUBLICATIONS in summer 2020
 
The students of Sergej Simkin (German Suzuki Association) use the part A from "The First Twinkle Variation with Rests" to show how effectively this section can be practiced with rotating attention.
 
Shinichi Suzuki, but also other well-known music teachers such as the cellist Gerhard Mantel have described a practice method that has proved particularly useful for learning new pieces, but also for review pieces: the method of rotating attention.
This practice method can be compared to the image of a spotlight, which lights up different areas one after the other and makes them conscious.
This practice principle can be applied not only to the violin beginning level but to all levels.
The most important lesson is to never repeat things the same way again and again.
The attention can be directed to another area each time a section or a whole piece is repeated:
E.g. on
- posture
- the movement of your right hand
- bow division
- sound quality
- rhythm
- intonation
- the movement of your left hand
- text security
There are countless aspects that can be practised in this way. The successes are easy to recognize, because the muscles are not tired by a too long one-sided effort and furthermore the concentration is revived again and again by changing activities.
 
 
 
 
No. 1.7:   Spotlight on! Rotating attention on "The First Twinkle Variation with Rests, Part B"