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last year

mp3 Downloads of All Suzuki Violin Recordings on iTunes and Amazon

I find it pretty difficult to find to find the Suzuki Guitar Recordings as MP3s on Amazon. Amazon’s search will turn up the hardcopies of the CDs and books pretty easily, but the MP3s are another story (I don’t personally use Apple products, however, I have included iTunes links here as well).

The Suzuki Association has a page buried somewhere on their website that announces the availability of digital downloads. It has a link on it for an “Amazon Store Front” that is terrible to navigate. Try it if you dare.

From email exchanges I’ve seen exchanged between Suzuki Guitar teachers, it seems that they may also be tricky to find on iTunes (although that may have been a confusion over availability in iTunes for purchase vs. availability on Apple Music for streaming).

To save you, me, and anyone who finds this page the hassle of sorting all that, here they are in nice, easy-to-find format. I’ve bookmarked this page so it’s easy to find.

It should be noted that the MP3 albums are available for purchase but not for streaming.

last year

Legnani’s 12th Caprice on US Letter Paper

Guitarists (and, indeed, all musicians) are blessed these days. They have a wealth of sheet music readily and freely accessible via IMSLP (137,000 works!) and Boije’s Collection (as well as a few other sources).

However, with this wealth comes two potential problems:

  • Sometimes the photocopies are of low quality
  • The size of the photo copy is always larger than the standard US Letter and A4 paper sizes; when they get printed out, they get shrunk down. This is especially problematic for older students.

To remedy this, I sometimes take some good ‘ole open sources software and make an “edition” that is meant for US Letter paper. Then I can print it out, all nice and large, on my home printer (without huge margins, artifacts of the photocopying process, any edges cut off; you get the idea). For this, I primarily use Frescobaldi, a frontend for Lilypond.

While I’ve done this a time or two before; this is the first time I’m making something available (’cause I don’t remember where I saved those old files, or if they were in a condition worthy of sharing)

So, here it is: Legnani’s 12th Caprice on US Letter Paper.

last year

mp3 Downloads of All Suzuki Guitar Recordings on iTunes and Amazon

I find it pretty difficult to find to find the Suzuki Guitar Recordings as MP3s on Amazon. Amazon’s search will turn up the hardcopies of the CDs and books pretty easily, but the MP3s are another story (I don’t personally use Apple products, however, I have included iTunes links here as well).

The Suzuki Association has a page buried somewhere on their website that announces the availability of digital downloads. It has a link on it for an “Amazon Store Front” that’s terrible to navigate. Try it if you dare.

From email exchanges I’ve seen exchanged between Suzuki Guitar teachers, it seems that they may also be tricky to find on iTunes (although that may have been a confusion over availability in iTunes for purchase vs. availability on Apple Music for streaming).

To save you, me, and anyone who finds this page the hassle of sorting all that, here they are in nice, easy-to-find format. I’ve bookmarked this page so it’s easy to find.

​Amazon

​iTunes

​(note: currently unavailable for customers in the United States as of Oct. 2019)

It should be noted that the MP3 albums are available for purchase but not for streaming.

a couple of years ago

Free Beginner Guitar Method Book

Here is a Free pdf copy of the Beginner Guitar Method Book that I created for my students here in Philadelphia. It aims to build chord strumming, arpeggio, and soloing skills simultaneously to develop your skills as quickly as possible.

If you find this useful, you may also like my free downloads of staff paper, tablature (TAB) paper, and chord charts, which are great for jotting down quick ideas, exercises, or even transcribing entire songs.

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