Saturday, January 19, 2013

Suzuki Saturday: The Last of Book 1

Wake up Emily

We were off to a rough start on Friday night.  The boys were playing on the computer and with their Legos in the living room.   I just couldn't get Emily's attention--the computer and legos are by far more interesting than playing the copy-cat game with mommy.  So I decided we needed to make it a bit more interesting.  We turned the song into a personal story!  There are so many different words floating around for Allegro by Suzuki in Book 1--but this was a spur of the moment--let's get Emily interested--I went with the ones I could remember.

She loved acting out the song and having the pictures taken of her, finding pictures of her school, and of course learning the song.  And yes, she can now play the entire song both hands.  It was our last song in Book One.  Now just to polish up some of the songs--namely Christmas Day Secrets.  She will have her graduation concert at the end of April!  I am just wondering what the story will be this time!


Allegro, by Shinichi Suzuki 

If you want other versions:

Allegro
(Music by Shinichi Suzuki)

Head head ears ears eyes eyes nose nose
Shoulders shoulders waist waist knees knees toes toes.
(Repeat)
Fingers, wrist and two elbows;
Eyes and ears and hair that grows!
Head head ears ears eyes eyes nose nose
Shoulders shoulders waist waist knees knees toes toes.


or 

Toot toot toot, the train is in the station
Ding ding ding, put down the crossing gate
Wave wave wave, the engineer is waving
Down the track the train in moving straight

Round and round the wheels are turning
Slower, slower, till they stop . . . .

Toot toot toot, the train is in the station
Ding ding ding, put up the crossing gate. 

So grab a camera and write your own story.  It will make learning this song so much easier.  But if you just think Emily is too cute to pass up--you can grab it here!

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