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77 Variations on Suzuki Melodies

Technique Builders for Viola

By William Starr

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Technique Builders for Viola. Composed by William Starr. String - (Suzuki) Supplementary; Suzuki; Technique Musicianship. Book. 80 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0795).

Item Number: AP.0795
ISBN 0874877954.

These variations on standard Suzuki melodies were written to have specific technical challenges such as vibrato, double stops, finger action, bowing techniques, shifting, harmonics, and positions. Students find great enjoyment in playing the familiar tunes in these more difficult versions.

  • Vibrato  
  • Study Guide for Vibrato 
  • 1 Lightly Row 
  • 2 Twinkle in D Major 
  • 3 Go Tell Aunt Rhody 
  • 4 Twinkle in G Major 
  • 5 Allegretto 
  • 6 Long, Long Ago in D Major 
  • 7 Etude 
  • 8 Twinkle in D Major 
  • 9 Long, Long Ago in C Major 
  • 10 Lightly Row 
  • 11 Twinkle in E-flat Major, 2nd Position 
  • 12 Twinkle in D minor 
  • 13 Allegretto -- accented vibrato 
  • 14 Twinkle in D Major 
  • 15 Song of the Wind -- accented vibrato 
  • 16 Twinkle in G Major -- vibrato in high positions 
  • Pizzicato 
  • 17 Twinkle in D Major 
  • Double Stops 
  • 18 Twinkle in D Major 
  • 19 Go Tell Aunt Rhody 
  • 20 Twinkle in D Major 
  • 21 Lightly Row 
  • 22 May Song 
  • 23 O Come, Little Children 
  • 24 Twinkle in F Major 
  • 25 Twinkle in G Major 
  • 26 Twinkle in B-flat Major 
  • 27 Twinkle in E-flat Major 
  • 28 Twinkle in D Major 
  • 29 Long, Long Ago in C Major 
  • 30 Chorus from "Judas Maccabeus" 
  • 31 Etude 
  • 32 Waltz -- Brahms 
  • Chords 
  • 33 May Song 
  • Study Guide for Finger Action 
  • 34 Twinkle in D Major, triplets 
  • 35 Twinkle in D Major, triplets 
  • 36 Twinkle in D Major, triplets, intervals of 3rds and 4ths 
  • 37 Twinkle in D, 16th notes 
  • 38 Twinkle in D, single trills 
  • 39 Hunters' Chorus, 16th notes 
  • 40 Andantino, 16th notes 
  • 41 Twinkle in B-flat Major, 16th notes 
  • 42 Perpetual Motion, rapid triplets 
  • 43 Twinkle in G Major, 5-note trills 
  • 44 Twinkle in D Major, chromatic passage 
  • 45 Theme from "Witches' Dance" -- Paganini, trills 
  • 46 Twinkle in D Major, rapid scale passages 
  • 47 Twinkle in F Major, rapid scale passages 
  • 48 Twinkle in E-flat Major, rapid scale passages 
  • Harmonics 
  • 49 Song of the Wind, octave harmonics 
  • 50 Twinkle in G Major, varied natural harmonics 
  • 51 Song of the Wind, "thrown" natural harmonics 
  • 52 Twinkle in G Major, artificial harmonics 
  • Study Guide for Selected Bowing Techniques 
  • 53 Twinkle in D Major, tremolo 
  • 54 Allegro, 2-string crossings, moderate speed 
  • 55 Allegro, rapid, slurred 3-4 string crossings 
  • 56 Twinkle in D Major, ricochet bowing 
  • 57 Allegro, rapid 2-string crossings 
  • Positions 
  • 58 Twinkle in B-flat Major, 1st and 2nd positions 
  • 59 Twinkle in E-flat Major, 1st and 2nd positions 
  • 60 Twinkle in D Major, 2nd and 3rd positions 
  • 61 Twinkle in F Major, 2nd and 3rd positions 
  • 62 Twinkle in G Major, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions 
  • Shifting 
  • Study Guide for Shifting 
  • 63 Twinkle in D Major, rapid half-step shifts 
  • 64 Twinkle in D Major, shifts of 3rds and half steps 
  • 65 Twinkle in D Major, arpeggios, 1st to 3rd and 4th positions 
  • 66 Twinkle in D Major, rapid shifts of 3rds and 4ths 
  • 67 Twinkle in D Major, 1st, 3rd, and 4th positions with shifts 
  • 68 Twinkle in D Major, rapid chromatic passages 
  • 69 Twinkle in D Major, 3-octave arpeggios 
  • 70 Etude 
  • 71 Perpetual Motion 
  • 72 Allegro 
  • 73 Andantino 
  • 74 Twinkle in D, Variation W 
  • 75 Twinkle in D, Variation X 
  • 76 Twinkle in D, Variation Y 
  • 77 Twinkle in D, Variation Z 

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