Stevens Point, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point Telecommunications for the American Suzuki Talent Education Center
This is a condensation of lectures and lessons recorded at the 1976 Summer Institute at the University of WI.--Stevens Point. Dr. Suzuki discusses intonation and control of volume. Dr. Suzuki promotes good tone production at all ability levels. This is accomplished by tonalization exercises, which are played at the outset of every lesson, and training one to listen to oneself. The focus of these exercises is two-fold: 1)to acquire good tone through the development of perfect intonation and 2) to cultivate control of volume. Tonalization progresses in complexity from open-string notes to fingered notes and tetrachords to an embellished G Major and g minor arpeggio. These keys function as a basis for perfect intonation as their chord tones, or sound points, resonate the open strings. Playing in tunce is facilitated through the use of tapes which guide finger placement on the string. Serving as a visual guide to the mother, these tapes help the child to play in tune and to develop an ear for pitch. Maintaining control of volume from frog to tip is another goal of tonalization. Purposeful fluctuation called the Casal's Tonalization creates a pulsating sound.