Listening - Violin Book 1A (10 min.)

Category: 1. Daily Listening

MP3 file and video
Suitable for violin students using STEP BY STEP, vol. 1A and also for Suzuki students in book 1.

Contents of the MP3 file

These are the main pieces of Step by Step, volume 1A - except for the Pre-Twinkle Songs:

  • The Bell-Tone Scale
  • Lightly Row
  • The Grasshopper Exercise
  • Song of the Wind
  • Snow and Wind on the A String
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Oh Come, Little Children
  • The First Finger-Dance – an Exercise for All Four Fingers
  • May Song
  • Long, Long Ago
  • Thunderstorm (A Preparatory Song for "Allegro")

Rudolf Gaehler, violin
David Andruss, piano and piano arrangements for all recorded pieces

Here you find the Allegro, which is also taught by some teachers in book 1A.


In addition to the audio file, you can watch the video together with your child and join in the movements right away.

Contents of the Video
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

Arjada Hasanaj, presenter
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.

More information about the Step by Step series you find here:


The Importance of Daily Listening

Young violin students, learning with the Mother Tongue Approach, should listen to their music of the every day. In this way, young children learn the musical language naturally and unconsciously and will develop an awareness for beautiful tone, clear rhythm, proper intonation, and musical expressiveness from the very beginning. This ear training is the most important prerequisite for learning new pieces in the first years of lessons. Always remember the principle of learning to speak. Without being literally bathed in speech, learning the mother tongue would be impossible. And just as with language, your child need not always listen attentively. The music can be played in the background as he plays, baths, eats, or rides in the car.

More information you find here:

© Deutsches Suzuki Institut, Kerstin Wartberg


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