I just returned from teacher training in mark oconnors violin method books 3 and 4, at his string camp in north carolina. Perfect for the private studio, as a supplement in the studio, or for violin class in the school, these first two volumes of the oconnor violin method will. Violin book iv of the o connor method a new american school of string playing. This series for teachers and students assures success by taking an orderly and gradual approach using appealing and memorable tunes. This 10book series is designed to guide students gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, wellrounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces. The 2nd day offers a series of classes that can be selected from their workshop formats, lecture demonstrations on music education, presentations on american music or on the music. American violinist fiddler mark oconnor has this week made a number of startling public allegations including his belief that the founder of the suzuki method of music education was one of the biggest frauds in music history. This wisdom came from one of my teaching mentors, jim maurer, who recognized that not all students can progress straight through the suzuki method, or any course of study, without reaching the occasional plateau. The hallmarks of the american school and this method are rich musical literature, cultural diversity, historical relevance, stylistic variety, and inherent groundwork for creativity through individual expression and improvisation. Oconnor violin method book i and cd audubon strings, llc. Twinkle sparks fireworks as fiddler guts violin method. Avsharian, evelyn mississippi hot dog happy hamburger hoedown. It employs an allencompassing approach to teaching the violin, including scales and arpeggios, articulation and technical studies, solos and duets, and studies for musicianship.
This is an original tune by mark oconnor with the arrangement found in book one. Mark oconnor fans a debate about the suzuki method the. Oconnor method 29 one step at a time 5 orchestra expressions 5 practical theory 3 quick steps to note reading 4. I got my books 1 and 2 training in 2011, when the method was new it was introduced in 2009 and i was also relatively new to violin teaching. The suzuki method is vastly popular, selling some half a million books a year, according to its publisher. Shar music oconnor violin method book i bookaudio online. I actually wouldnt even point this out except for the fact that there is a forward at the beginning of the book explaining that its designed with teaching violin technique in mind.
Ive been playingfiddling around with my violin for about 2 years. While utilizing classic methods of violin technique and theory, the mark oconnor violin method boldly adds uniquely american elements such as jazz, latin, rock, folk, ragtime and improvisation. Mark oconnor band december 2020 cd compilation by the mark oconnor band. The mark oconnor method looks easy to learn and seems to contain quite a bit of material.
Mark oconnor oconnor method teachertraining overview 60 min maggie oconnor violin fiddle chopping instruction video. Basically, i dont want to curl up at my window chair and read most method books, but the oconnor method is different. This book is a pedagogic companion to oconnor method book iv, which includes 16 additional solo violin pieces for study and performance. This eventual 10book series for teachers and students assures success by taking an orderly and gradual approach using appealing and memorable tunes. This camp uses american music, creativity, cultural diversity, and improvisation to improve learning for both children and adults who want to take string lessons while enjoying and excelling at music. This is a song that shows a lot of feelings, and a memorable quality.
In this lesson, alissa rieb teaches peekaboo waltz from oconnor method book two. But more than that, the oconnor violin method uses familiar traditional american music to engage and motivate the young student. For more information on the oconnor method for violin, viola, cello. I am an adult beginner and have been working my way through the suzuki method currently around book 3 and i just started on. This is one of the most popular violin books, both for individual instruction and sameinstrument groups. Quick view folk songs of america beginner book for violin by evelyn avsharian. Oconnor violin method discussion suzuki association. Oconnor method string camp is a music instruction camp for violin and strings based on the oconnor method.
Currently at the pinnacle of his remarkable career, mark has created a new, american school of violin playing that promises to quickly take its place among the great works of violin pedagogy. This camp uses american music, creativity, cultural diversity, and improvisation to improve learning for both children and adults who want to take string lessons while enjoying and excelling at. See all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Oconnor method violin book iii by oconnormethod oconnor. Its very basic for beginners, and my violin teacher said she found the quality between the oconnor teaching method, quite on par with the suzuki method, so i just went with this book. Official website of the oconnor method, a new american school of string playing. Mark oconnors violin method for teaching american music. The new american school of string playing, of which the oconnor method is a part, promotes a future in which young musicians around the world socialize in more creative, selfguided, and impromptu ways. The camp provides group lessons, string orchestra, and a host of various electives. What would you suggest for material or curriculum to a confident violin student who wanted to dedicate some serious work to learning different fiddle genres. While most music theory books focus on learning how to read the notes on a bar, the suzuki method teaches students to learn the fingering and length of notes to hold without actually learning how to read music. So if a student was learning only from this book, they would not yet have been taught how to string change and bow direction change as taught in var. Maggie also makes unique violin peg necklaces to raise funds for scholarships at these camps, providing about ten scholarships a year for students in need. The oconnor violin method employs classic violin technique and theory to teach students to become skilled violinists.
Oconnor, 53 who claims to have spent a number of years delving into dr shinichi suzukis life, has alleged the founder infactually made up components of. This product in stock and will ship within 24 hours. Along with performing, maggie continues to work as codirector with her husband at oconnor method string camps featuring the lesson book series that is rising in popularity each year. Violinmark oconnor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an. Twinkle sparks fireworks as fiddler guts violin method fiddler mark oconnor claims shinichi suzuki, creator of the popular suzuki method of violin instruction, was a. Oconnor violin method book i piano mark oconnor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an american original in every way. Violin music books oconnor, doflein, belwin beginners lot. Text to 8503984009 for questions we have store closing specials on guitars, amps, keyboards, drums and band instruments. For more information on the oconnor method for violin, viola, cello and orchestra, please visit.
Mark oconnor plays appalachia waltz from book i of his violin method. These exciting and intricate violin duos present an opportunity for highintermediate and low. I am pleased to introduce the oconnor violin method for string teachers and students of the violin. Mark oconnor talks about his new american violin method. Why is american violin music supplemental in teaching american violin students. Violin book iv of the oconnor method a new american school of string playing the hallmarks of the american school and this method are rich musical literature, cultural diversity, historical relevance, stylistic variety, and inherent groundwork for creativity through individual expression and improvisation. This new method uses traditional music of the americas as well as original compositions by mark oconnor. Learn to play viola by taking lessons online at sessions academy. This item will ship to united states, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Mark and maggie oconnor s residency features their violin recital of violin solos and duos from the successful oconnor method on the first evening. The lavishly illustrated books focus on well known traditional american tunes such as oh.
Perfect for the private studio, as a supplement in the studio, or for violin class in the school, these first two volumes of the oconnor violin method will develop your students the oconnor violin method, book 1 read more. I had high hopes for this book, i love mark oconnor. While utilizing classic methods of violin technique. The violinist mark oconnor plays boogie woogie from book i of his violin method. Mark oconnors an appalachian christmas featuring the grammywinning. The dregs reunion tour 2018, mark oconnor sits in on the bash in. From a teaching perspective, the oconnor method book does not teach basic violin technique quite as smoothly as the suzuki books. The oconnor method string camp is a music instruction camp for violin, viola, cello, double bass, and orchestra based on the oconnor method. Oconnor method books i, ii and iii employ classic violin technique and theory, combined with american music, history, creativity and improvisation to teach students.
B by the time they reach the second song, beautiful skies. This 10book series is designed to guide the student gradually through the development of pedagogical and musical techniques necessary to become a proficient, wellrounded musician through a carefully planned succession of pieces. Six violin duos for advanced level violin players includes the parts and full scores for mark oconnors original arrangements of american music classics. This was one of the questions posed by mark oconnor and by longtime suzuki teacher pam dewall during a teacher training session at ucla for the new oconnor violin method. Oconnor violin method book i and cd mark oconnor, arguably the greatest and most famous fiddler of all time, is an american original in every way. Oconnor violin method book i piano audubon strings, llc. For more information on these educational materials, please go to markoconnor.581 835 679 471 1409 483 896 546 419 875 1370 1276 491 454 364 1274 113 1016 1123 325 794 694 637 427 1227 906 360 640 148 1374 1129 1250 433 1096 1233 972