Dear colleagues and friends,
Here are the first videos recorded during the
9th International Music Teachers EXchange Conference in Germany, October 27 – 30, 2017.
In these videos you find some exercises from the Preprint Edition with Digital Download:
My First Technique Book by Kerstin Wartberg
Basic Exercises for Violin with Piano Arrangements by David Andruss
This book was presented during the EXchange Conference.
The event brought together more than 130 European, North and South American, Asian, and African Suzuki teachers, from 23 countries to work together, to learn from each other and to exchange.
In these videos many teaching points from Mimi Zweig and Shinichi Suzuki are included:
- shifting exercise up to the high dot and downwards
- left hand pizzicato
Harmonics – clear, flutelike, pure tones – can be a wonderful aid in the search for a perfectly pure sound. Ivan Galamian believed that: ‘Harmonics are as much a bowing problem as a left hand problem’. Beginner students can be encouraged to use more bow when playing natural harmonics and to change the contact point closer to the bridge.
Sheet music and audio files can be found in our new Online Media Library: