Friday, October 22, 2010

The Playlist

I love my iPod. What I love most about my iPod that wasn't as easy or convenient with my good ol' portable DVD player or walkman is the PLAYLISTS. Since the Suzuki method is so focused on listening it becomes a daily part of my life. My playlists makes it easier to listen to the Suzuki music over and over and over and over and over again....

Here are some examples of playlists you can have on your iPod:

  • Put your whole Suzuki book on and add the next three songs 2, 3, 4, or more extra times so it gets extra listening.

  • Include different versions of the pieces you're learning. In the upper books there are multiple versions - often in an orchestral setting or with a different instrument.

  • Include outside pieces your teacher is having you learn. Most of the time there is a recording.

  • Make a playlist of only accompaniment songs. This is great for kids in the upper books to use for review.

  • Put all the pieces from every Suzuki CD you own on one playlist for background listening.

  • Insert some of your child's favorite songs as well as the Suzuki pieces on the playlist so they can do some fun listening as well as the Suzuki listening.

  • I make a car playlist with songs for each of my children. This includes Book 1 songs, Book 5 songs, nursery rhymes, and some Kids Bop (from McDonalds) for my son.

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