Rhythm Drills

You can go into settings to select which rhythmic values are included. Beginners should start with quarter and half note values. As you become more proficient and as you learn more rhythmic values in your lessons, you can add them to your drills in settings.

http://rhythmrandomizer.com/

Key Signature Drills

Sharp Major Keys – Remember find the last sharp, go up one, that is the key
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/ba8yyydyyyyy

Flat Major Keys – Remember the next to last flat is the key
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/byhdyydyyyyy

All Major Keys –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/ba9dyydyyyyy

Minor Keys – Remember the 6th note of the major key is the relative minor key
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/ba9dbydyyyyy

Major and Minor Keys –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/ba9ddydyyyyy

Note Naming Drills

E String –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/bxuyryyynyyyyy

A String –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/bmqyryyynyyyyy

D String –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/b8kyryyynyyyyy

G String –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/bdgyryyynyyyyy

All 4 Strings –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/bd1yryyynyyyyy

Ledger Line Challenge –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/b16yrybynyyyyy

All Notes (including ledger lines) –
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/bdayrybynyyyyy

Violin Fingerboard –

https://tonesavvy.com/music-practice-exercise/231/violin-fingerboard-sight-reading/

Scales – Reference Videos/Recordings

One Octave A Major Scale:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TasqrmsFzjc

One Octave D Major Scale:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp65uf1OczE

G Major Scale Duet:
https://www.violinonline.com/gmajorscaleduet.html
https://www.violinonline.com/gscldt.mp3

D Major Scale Duet:
https://www.violinonline.com/dmajorscaleduet.html
https://www.violinonline.com/dmjscldt.mp3

C Major Scale Duet:
https://www.violinonline.com/cmajorscaleduet.html
https://www.violinonline.com/cscldt.mp3

A Major Scale Duet:
https://www.violinonline.com/amajorscaleduet.html
https://www.violinonline.com/amjscldt.mp3

A minor Scale Duet:
https://www.violinonline.com/aminorscaleduet.html
https://www.violinonline.com/amscldt.mp3

F Major Scale Duet:
https://www.violinonline.com/fmajorscaleduet.html
https://www.violinonline.com/fscldt.mp3

D minor Scale Duet:
https://www.violinonline.com/dminorscaleduet.html
https://www.violinonline.com/dmscldt.mp3

YouTube Reference Recordings Suzuki Books 1-8

Here are some links to some wonderful reference recordings by Cadenza Strings. Most songs are shared at several working tempos as well as a performance tempo. Use these to play along when you practice.

Suzuki Book 1:

Suzuki Book 2:

Suzuki Book 3:

Suzuki Book 4:

Suzuki Book 5:

Suzuki Book 6:

Suzuki Book 7:

Suzuki Book 8:

Two YouTube Channels with Suzuki Accompaniments

Check out these 2 sites for online accompaniments for your Suzuki pieces:

Art of Accompaniment – Books 1 through 3 are available as playlists. Book 4 pieces are available as individual links. Several advanced pieces/concerti are also available.

https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtofAccompaniment/playlists

 

Minimalist Pianist – Suzuki Books 1 through 4 are available at performance and practice tempos:

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheMinimalistPianist

Book 1 (performance tempo):

Book 1 (practice tempo):

Book 2 (performance tempo):

Book 2 (practice tempo):

Book 3 (performance tempo):

Book 3 (practice tempo):

Book 4 (performance tempo):

Book 4 (practice tempo):

 

Book 5 (performance tempo):

Book 5 (practice tempo):

Review Chart

Review Chart – Books 1 through 5

Here is a dice to roll to choose a day.

https://freeonlinedice.com/

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Twinkle Var A Twinkle Var B Twinkle Var C Twinkle Var D/E Twinkle Theme
Lightly Row Song of the Wind Go Tell Aunt Rhody O Come Little Children May Song
Long, Long Ago Allegro Perpetual Motion Allegretto Andantino
Etude Minuet I Minuet II Minuet III Happy Farmer
Gossec Gavotte Chorus from J.M. Musette Hunter’s Chorus Long, Long Ago
Waltz Bouree Two Grenadiers Witches’ Dance Mignon
Lully Gavotte Minuet in G Bocherini Minuet Martini Gavotte Bach Minuet
Gavotte in g minor Humoresque Backer Gavotte Gavotte in D Major Bach Bouree
Seitz 2, mvt 3 Seitz 5, mvt 1 Setiz 5, mvt 3 Vivaldi mvt 1 Vivaldi mvt 3
Bohm Perpetual Motion Bach Double vln II Bach Gavotte Vivaldi mvt 2 Vivaldi g minor
Country dance German Dance Gigue Bach Double vln I

Read More…

Review Spinners

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Schedule Fall 2020

Studio Schedule

Fall 2020

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
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1:15
1:30 Nathan C. Jackson L.
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2:30 Reagan L.
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3:00 Pick up Evie Pick up Evie Pick up Evie Pick up Evie Pick up Evie
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4:15 Lucy C.
4:30 Coral M. Isabella M. Vyomi S. Genevieve C.
4:45 Linden M.
5:00 Violette W. Josh D. Andrew L. Francis C.
5:15 Dinner
5:30 Cora W. Evan D. Bridget C.
5:45 Rose W.
6:00 Bells 6:00-9:00 Evie W. Satchel C.
6:15 Mollyemma E.
6:30 Harper C.
6:45

 

Color Meaning
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Green 1 lesson per month in person
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Group lessons: FALL 2020

Group classes are an integral part of Suzuki instruction; therefore, group classes are REQUIRED unless you are in school orchestra. Advanced students may be exempted from this requirement by permission of the teacher. If you are not in a performing group but are in at least book 3 and in middle school, please speak to me if you want to be considered for exemption from group class. Group Classes are highly suggested for all students who are in books 1 and 2, even if they are in school orchestra. I expect ALL STUDENTS in books 1 and 2 to attend group class unless other arrangements have been made with the instructor. Please contact me about extenuating circumstances or schedule conflicts.

GROUP STUDENTS: Violette W, Coral M., Genevieve C, Evan D, McKinley L, Rose W, Oliver C, Vyomi S

ADVANCED STUDENTS ARE EXCUSED FROM GROUP, BUT MAY BE ASKED TO ATTEND SPECIFIC EVENTS.

PAYMENT: Payment for Group Class is due at the first Group Class of the semester.
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Group classes will meet on the following Saturdays: SEPTEMBER 12, SEPTEMBER 26, OCTOBER 10, OCTOBER 24, NOVEMBER 14. All Group Classes will meet ONLINE USING ZOOM. All Classes meet at 10am. Please arrive no later than 9:55am so that class can begin on time!

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