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I wish I paid that bit extra and bought the non-digital version because when you zoom in on the pictures they just get blurrier, I cannot see the fingers or small text on any of the doagrams which is what I wanted the book for in the first place
Maybe one needs to be an evangelist of the Suzuki method BEFORE attempting to plough through this book. I have to admit, having learned as a child "the usual way", I found this far too laborious, repetitive, technical. It seems a helpful teachers aide for someone who wishes to pursue only this strict method, I would not recommend for a more general addition to your child's musical exercise repertory. Perhaps my mistake in ordering it then! Still giving a 3-star as there is a lot of information provided for a Suzuki fan.
Suzuki is great for training a violinist. It’s just not that easy if you’re training a young string player. Your student will need something a bit less stringent to start out. Once the basics are there (or you have an excellent teacher), Suzuki teaches the skills needed.
I'm loving the tracks and I'm loving the sheet music, but I don't always love them together.
I'm self-teaching without a formal instructor, so maybe I don't know all the details of the Suzuki method , but having memorized songs by ear and then later trying to play them according to the sheet music proved a bit problematic, as I naturally wanted to hear something else when I played and my body was determined to hear only that... (a little traumatic...I still don't sleep at night).
I just wish they were the same so that I could both memorize the audio and then learn the exact notes for it -and not a variation. Not all sheet music and music are inconsistent however. I'll later provide an update on which specific songs are different from the sheet music.
Read the product description carefully. Someone suggested Suzuki violin 1 and I accidentally got this international edition. It’s set in four languages, so it’s crowded and hard to read. Explanatory text is very small. I would not buy this unless you actually need the four-language translation.