Listening - Violin Book 1B (12 min.)

Category: 1. Daily Listening (Suzuki 1-5)

MP3 file
A video presenting the pieces of 1B with rhythmic movement exercises will follow very soon.

Suitable for violin students using STEP BY STEP, vol. 1B and also for Suzuki students in book 1.

Content of the MP3 file at the very bottom of the page:
Main pieces of Step by Step, volume 1B

  • Minuet 1, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Three Scales with the Minuet-Stroke
  • Minuet 2, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Minuet 3, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • The Happy Farmer, Robert Schumann
  • Russian Song
  • Gavotte, François-Joseph Gossec (long version = with the repeats and with da capo)

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

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In addition, the children can listen to these pieces:

Perpetual Motion



Here you find the first video of the series "Music & Movement with Jonathan Reök".
More videos will come soon.

Volume 1B: Bach's Minuet 1 in slow practice tempo

Volume 1B: Bach's Minuet 2 in slow practice tempo
The accompanying rhythm sheets can be viewed or downloaded from the bottom of the page.

In these videos, Jonathan Reök encourages children and their parents to feel and to keep a steady beat. They are inspired to clap, step, and perform a variety of movements with the musical pulse.

At the same time, the children get to know Bach's Minuet 1 and 2 intensively. In this way LISTENING is also supported as one of the most important elements of the mother tongue method.
The recordings are from STEP by STEP, Vol. 1B, Bach's Minuet 1 and 2 - in slow practice tempo.


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.


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