First published in 1925, this renowned reference remains unsurpassed as a source of essential information, from construction and evolution to repertoire and technique. Includes a glossary and 73 illustrations.
Comprised of singing and body movement activities which incorporate the principles of music educator Jaques Dalcroze and using the repertoire of the Suzuki Method®, Movement That Fits was written by Dalcroze educator Joy Yelin who is also knowledgeable about the Suzuki Method®. There is an introduction by the editor, Ken Guilmartin, director of the Center for Music and Young Children and himself a certified Dalcroze instructor. Movement That Fits consists of sequentially structured singing and movement activities presented in easy-to-read outline form. Lifelike drawings and other visual aids accompany each activity along with information about the Dalcroze approach to rhythm, movement and music reading. Suzuki Method® favorites such as "Twinkle" and "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" serve as the basis for the various activities.
This booklet was written by the first American string teacher to observe and study the Suzuki Method® in Japan, Mr. John Kendall. Kendall's gift is in large part his ability to bring the concepts and practicalities of the Suzuki Method® to the doorstep of the American private and classroom teacher in language that can be readily understood. The author takes a stab at clearing up the misconceptions sometimes applied to Suzuki, among them: Teaching "en masse," playing with recordings, and a magic formula. The booklet provides a succinct set of ten key factors in the Talent Education process: * begin at an early age * regular listening * lessons are private * parents help with practice * all music is memorized * note reading is introduced later * all students follow the same sequence of pieces * carefully selected music * cooperation, not competition, is the motivation * flexibility and freedom of movement. "...some totality of understanding -- some vision of the basic concepts -- is essential for an intelligent application of the ideas." Thus John Kendall sums up his brilliant analysis of the Talent Education process, always leaving the door open for the American teacher to tailor the basic philosophy to his or her unique teaching situation.
A comprehensive guide to the Suzuki violin literature containing many illustrations. Widely used internationally by both teachers and parents, this newly revised edition contains musical examples which have been inserted for all of the suggested exercises for ease of reference. In addition, an entirely new chapter has been added called "Practice Can Be Fun" which includes material from speeches the author has given at institutes to children, parents and teachers. There are stories on practicing which can be read to children.