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String Orchestra Accompaniments to Solos from Volumes 1 & 2


By Paul Schwartz, sel. and ed. John Kendall

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Orchestra Score
Score. Arranged by Paul Schwartz, sel. and ed. John Kendall. String Orchestra Collection (Suzuki); Suzuki. Book. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0318).

Item Number: AP.0318
ISBN 0874873185.

These orchestra accompaniment pieces are arranged by Mr. Paul Schwartz and selected and edited by Mr. John Kendall. The pieces are selected from Suzuki Violin School, Volumes 1 and 2. Solo parts are to be played by a group of children, and it is suggested that when a large number of children are playing the solo part, the piano accompaniment be doubled with the orchestra so that extra support is provided. These arrangements are written at junior high school orchestra level.

About Suzuki Method

The Suzuki Method is based on the principle that all children possess ability and that this ability can be developed and enhanced through a nurturing environment. All children learn to speak their own language with relative ease and if the same natural learning process is applied in teaching other skills, these can be acquired as successfully. Suzuki referred to the process as the Mother Tongue Method and to the whole system of pedagogy as Talent Education. The important elements of the Suzuki approach to instrumental teaching include the following:an early start (aged 3-4 is normal in most countries); the importance of listening to music; learning to play before learning to read; -the involvement of the parent; a nurturing and positive learning environment; a high standard of teaching by trained teachers; the importance of producing a good sound in a balanced and natural way; core repertoire, used by Suzuki students across the world; social interaction with other children. Suzuki students from all over the world can communicate through the language of music./p