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students' area : perpetual motion

This may seem like a long song, but don't let that fool you - you'll see and hear repeated material about every 2 bars. Try to be aware of where all the repeats are and also where the larger repeated sections come back. Also notice groups of notes and what note they begin on, for example in the first 2 bars, the first four notes begin on 0a, the next four begin on 1a, the four after than begin on 2a - this goes right up the scale! Other groups descend the scale. Seeing the structure and pattern in groups and sections will help you memorize this song.

If you haven't yet purchased this book, now is the time to get "Suzuki Violin School Book 1". You can find this order it from the library page of this site, or find it locally as well. We'll be learning to read notes and rhythm as our songs are becoming a bit more complicated than our current fingering method will accommodate.

To get a jump start on note reading, please have a look at the note reading page as well!

preparation / review

A Major Scale, Allegro, Mississippi Stop Stop Twinkle

 

warm up

Fill in the fingering in your music, if you need a fingering chart to help, click here. If you have not yet got a copy of "Suzuki Violin School Book 1", please buy or order it at this point and bring it to your lessons. Songs from here on out will not be fingered as before, but rather you'll be beginning to read your own sheet music!

fingering

0a 1a 2a 2a 1a 2a 3a 3a 2a 3a 4a 2a 3a 1a 0e 0e
0a 1a 2a 2a 1a 2a 3a 3a 2a 3a 4a 2a 3a 1a 0a 0a (only difference in these two lines is that one ends on 0e and the other ends on 0a)

3e 2e 1e 1e 2e 1e 0e 0e 1e 0e 3a 3a 2a 1a 0e 0e
3e 2e 1e 1e 2e 1e 0e 0e 1e 0e 3a 3a 2a 1a 0a 0a (only difference in these two lines is that one ends on 0e and the other ends on 0a)

2a 0a 1a 1a 3a 1a 2a 2a 4a 2a 3a 0e 1e 2e 3e 3e
2a 0a 1a 1a 3a 1a 2a 2a 4a 2a 3a 0e 1e 2e 3e 3e (exactly the same both times)

0a 1a 2a 2a 1a 2a 3a 3a 2a 3a 4a 2a 3a 1a 0e 0e
0a 1a 2a 2a 1a 2a 3a 3a 2a 3a 4a 2a 3a 1a 0a 0a (only difference in these two lines is that one ends on 0e and the other ends on 0a)