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Suzuki book 2, anyone ?
the classical side of me
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July 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm
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The suzuki method books are what I learned from when I first started playing. And I am also going through them with my student. I think they are good, I have never used any other method books though. But I have enjoyed them and there are some fun songs in them. :)

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July 16, 2014 - 10:02 pm
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I've used Suzuki since I started learning (self-taught), and I love them.  They're not instructional like EE books, but I already knew how to read music and know my scales and arpeggios on the piano, so I thought the EE were a little boring.

Having said that, I love the tunes in Suzuki, and I've worked through book 1 and 2.  I'm not saying I've completed them, there's a lot there that is challenging me, and I have book 3 but haven't started on it due to my terror of shifting.  (I blame my teacher)

If you like classical music, the Suzuki books are great.

There is another challenge too, learning a piece and then trying to play it with the accompaniment ... getting there, slowly!


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July 16, 2014 - 10:19 pm
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Thanks Robyn, It sounds right up my alley, and I love playing with accompaniment. I take it you got the books with CD

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September 6, 2014 - 10:15 am
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I am still in book 1. I can't wait to get to book 2!! I started listening to the songs from book 2.

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September 6, 2014 - 10:53 pm
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Hope you get to them soon then. :)

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but the one who needs the least."


September 13, 2014 - 3:15 pm
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my daughter and I both used Suzuki from book one. She is in book three right now and I kind of stop in the middle of book two (planning on getting back on it so I could catch up with my daughter) and play random songs from other books (Bartok's duets, Barber's solos for young violinists), and songs from internet. I do like Suzuki, songs in Suzuki are "popular" classical music pieces. Each song builds on the skills you acquired from the previous song. If you get the CDs, you could get familiar with the song before you start learning the piece.

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