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Suzuki Piano School, Volume 1
Sheet Music Book
By Perf. Seizo Azuma

Piano - SMP Level 1 (Elementary)
Volume 1. By Perf. Seizo Azuma. This edition: New International. Method/Instruction; Piano - Suzuki Method; Suzuki. Suzuki Piano School. Book and CD. 36 pages. Alfred Music #00-30030. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30030).

Item Number: AP.30030

ISBN 9780739051641. English.

The New International Edition of Suzuki Piano School, Volume 1 includes French, German and Spanish translations as well as a newly recorded CD performed by internationally renowned recording artist Seizo Azuma. Now the book and CD can be purchased together or separately. While the music selections in Volume 1 remain the same as the earlier edition, the spacious new engraving with minimal editing generally keeps only one piece per page. Instruction material in many pieces from Volume 1 has been removed in lieu of right-hand studies at the top of the page and left-hand studies at the bottom. Tempo markings are now included on many pieces.

Titles: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lightly Row (German Folk Song) * The Honeybee (Bohemian Folk Song) * Cuckoo (German Folk Song) * Lightly Row (German Folk Song) * French Children's Song (French Folk Song) * London Bridge (English Folk Song) * Mary Had a Little Lamb (American Nursery Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Au Clair de la Lune (J. B. Lully) * Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly) * Little Playmates (F. X. Chwatal) * Chant Arabe (Anonymous) * Allegretto 1 (C. Czerny) * Goodbye to Winter (Folk Song) * Allegretto 2 (C. Czerny) * Christmas-Day Secrets (T. Dutton) * Allegro (S. Suzuki) * Musette (Anonymous).

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 pstrongAbout SMP Level 1 (Elementary)/strong/p pimg width="170" height="16" src="" //p pVery little hand movement and the introduction of 3 note chords./p

  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations  Composed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
  • Lightly Row  German Folk Song
  • The Honeybee  Bohemian Folk Song
  • Cuckoo  German Folk Song
  • French Children's Song  French Folk Song
  • London Bridge  English Folk Song
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb  Composed by American Nursury Song
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody  Folk Song
  • Au Clair de la Lune  Composed by J. B. Lully
  • Long, Long Ago  Composed by T. H. Bayly
  • Little Playmates  Composed by F. X. Chwatal
  • Chant Arabe  Composed by Anonymous
  • Allegretto 1  Composed by Carl Czerny
  • Goodbye To Winter  Folk Song
  • Allegretto 2  Composed by Carl Czerny
  • Christmas-Day Secrets  Composed by T. Dutton
  • Allegro  Composed by S. Suzuki
  • Musette  Composed by Anonymous
  • Ratings + Reviews

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  • February 23, 2017 Suzuki piano School, Volume 1

    I am a certified Suzuki piano teacher and enjoyed teaching children these pieces over 10 years. They thrive on learning the many techniques to build piano skills from good legato to the ability to play accurate rhythmic passages with ease. They thrive on accomplishing a new piece and improving them...

    over time.

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  • February 02, 2014 SUZUKI PIANO METHOD

    Suzuki piano books are used by students under the guidance of a professionally trainer Suzuki teacher.It is obvious that the previous reviewer was venting a personal prejudice towards the method.Many professional pianists began study of piano using earlier editions of this book. I don't believe their career...

    was damaged by playing twinkle.

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  • March 01, 2013 Violinplaying on the piano ?

    On page first we see already how bad this method is : repeating notes ( easy on a violin )should be done on the piano !The first song (twinkle twinkle little star) is deformed by "composer" Suzuki .The poor children have to listen to this nonsense on a CD ( Mozart used this...

    song in the "Ah vous dirai je maman " variations but perhaps he was a better composer ? )

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    Tamara Slobodkin
    Setauket, NY
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  • August 16, 2008 New editions with CDs

    Book 1 of these new editions has a slightly larger format both in size and print and the pages are white rather than yellowish. The Prep exercises are clearly placed to practice BEFORE being introduced into a new piece. There are some minor changes in the repertoire to include more...

    contemporary pieces - an important addition. The recordings are also new and are sold separately.

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