The first classical organ method for children, the Suzuki Organ School is based on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's Mother Tongue Method. The Suzuki Method® of Talent Education is based on Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Organ School. The student listens to the recordings and work with their Suzuki organ teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person.
This Suzuki Book & CD is essential for Suzuki organ lessons. In certain pieces, the authors have placed small phonetic signs above the notes to indicate differentiated non legato playing. In order to develop pedal technique, pedal melodies are included between every manual piece. The included performance CD for Volume 1 is a great tool for Suzuki organ lessons, encouraging practice while featuring recordings by Lars Hagström.
Titles: A Little Fairytale (Rönnberg) * Allegretto (Czerny) * Amaryllis (Ghys) * Chant Arabe (Anonymous) * Cuckoo (German Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Gossip Tune (German Folk Song) * Herdsman's Song (Danish Folk Song) * Hippopotamus (Rönnberg) * Hot Dog (English Folk Song) * Lightly Row (German Folk Song) * Little Playmates (Chwatal) * Little Snail (Traditional) * London Bridge (English Folk Song) * Lullaby (German Folk Song) * Mary Had a Little Lamb (Folk Song) * My School Day (Folk Song) * Paris (French Folk Song) * Piglet (G. Rönnberg) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Spain (Traditional) * The Fly (Traditional) * The Musical Box (Rönnberg) * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Theme and Variations (Suzuki). "Allegretto," "Go Tell Aunt Rhody," and "Lullaby" are National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals Bulletin 2016--2020 selections.