1. Listening - Violin Pre-Twinkle Songs

Category: Violin: Pre-Twinkle

Dear parents!
Listening is now easier than ever, and can happen from anywhere using any device with an internet connection. Play one or more the audio files at the bottom of the page to your child every day.

No. 1: Pretwinkle_Listening
You will hear the most important Pre-Twinkle pieces from volume 1A* of the violin school "STEP by STEP":

The First Twinkle Rhythm with drums
Rhythm on E
Rhythm with Three Fingers
First Twinkle Variation 

The Second Twinkle Rhythm with drums
Rhythm on E
Rhythm with Three Fingers
Second Twinkle Variation

The Third Twinkle Rhythm with drums
Rhythm on E on A
Rhythm with Three Fingers 
Third Twinkle Variation

The Fourth Twinkle Rhythm with drums
Rhythm on E
Rhythm with Three Fingers 
Fourth Twinkle Variation

The Fifth Twinkle Rhythm with drums
Rhythm on E
Rhythm with Three Fingers
Fifth Twinkle Variation

Theme of "Twinkle, Twinkle, little Star"


No. 2:  "Twinkle 3x" 
It contains all Variations and the Theme of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
The entire piece is played three times in a row.
You can use this audio file for listening, but also for rhythm, bow hold or posture exercises.


Rudolf Gaehler, violin
Gino Romero Ramirez, djembé
David Andruss, piano and piano arrangements for all recorded pieces


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


In addition to the audio files, you can watch these videos together with your child and join in the movements right away:
Music & Movement: All Twinkle Rhythms
Arjada Hasanaj presents all Twinkle Rhythms:
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
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 (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.
The First Twinkle Rhythm
The students of Sergej Simkin (German Suzuki Association) demonstrate how effectively they practice the first Twinkle Rhythm with rotating attention.
The Second Twinkle Rhythm on E and A
The First Twinkle Variation with Rests, Part A
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.
The First Twinkle Variation with Rests, Part B


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - Variations & Theme



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

* These audio files were produced by the German Suzuki Institute more than 20 years ago under its own copyright protection, and have served as test files for many years. These recordings have been available as part of the Online Media Library of the German Suzuki Institute since 2004.

Due to copyright restrictions, the following audio files are only streamable.