Category Archives: Assignments

Nursery Rhymes & Suzuki Song Words

Chicken on a Fence Post
Chicken on a fence post, can’t dance Josey.
Chicken on a fence post, can’t dance Josey.
Chicken on a fence post, can’t dance Josey.
Hello Susan Brown-i-o.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, teddy bear turn around.
Teddy Bear, teddy bear touch the ground.
Teddy Bear, teddy bear show your shoe.
Teddy Bear, teddy bear that will do.

Teddy Bear, teddy bear to upstairs.
Teddy Bear, teddy bear say your prayers.
Teddy Bear, teddy bear turn off the light.
Teddy Bear, teddy bear say good night.

Lightly Row
Lightly row, lightly row, over dancing waves we go.
Lightly rowing, lightly rowing, singing as we row our boat.
Let the wind and water be, mingle with our melody.
Lightly Rowing, lightly rowing, singing as we row our boat.

Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain, rocky mountain, rocky mountain high.
When you’re on that rocky mountain, hang your head and cry.
Do, do, do, do, do remember me. Do, do, do, do, do remember me.

Stormy ocean, stormy ocean, stormy ocean blue.
When you’re on that stormy ocean sing it loud and true.
Do, do, do, do, do remember me. Do, do, do, do, do remember me.

Sunny valley, sunny valley, sunny valley low.
When you’re in that sunny valley sing it soft and slow.
Do, do, do, do, do remember me. Do, do, do, do, do remember me.

May Song
Spring will soon come parching in, Hear the happy Chorus.
Lark and wren and thrush they all sing.
Robin, bluebird’s songs they all ring.
Spring will soon come marching in, Hear the Happy Chorus.

To Market, To Market
To market, to market to buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again jiggety jig.
To market, to market to buy a fat hog.
Home again, home again jiggety jog.

Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Go tell Aunt Rhody, tell her quickly now.
Go tell Aunt Rhody, old gray goose is dead.
Goslings are crying, crying sadly now.
Gosling are crying, crying now.
Go tell Aunt Rhody, tell her quickly now.
Go tell Aunt Rhody, old gray goose is dead.

Spring ’16 Group Class Assignments

It was great to see all of you in group class last night!  If you weren’t able to join us, we hope to see you in upcoming weeks.

This semester, we are going to be working on repertoire that we will play on the Spring Festival. For us to do the work that we need to do as a group, we need each of you to be doing your individual work on these pieces at home every week!  Here’s the repertoire list:

Pre-Twinkle
Twinkle Variations w/ Stops
Wintertime in Russia
A-Tune

Book 1
Twinkle Theme & Variations
Lightly Row
O Come, Little Children
May Song
Allegro
Long, Long Ago
Etude
Gossec Gavotte

Book 2
Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus
Bourrée
Minuet in G

Book 3
Gavotte in G Minor

Book 4
Vivaldi A Minor, 1st Mov. (violin)
Telemann, 2nd & 4th Mov. (viola)

Book 6
La Folia

Supplemental
Boil ‘Em Cabbage Down
Orange Blossom Special

Also, last night Kirby and I mentioned a talk by Itzhak Perlman in which he talks about some principles of practicing.  We wanted each student to watch this video before group class next week, and be prepared to share their thoughts about it.  Efficient practicing at home and in group will be key to a great Spring Festival this semester!  Here’s the video:

See you in group next week!