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Suzuki’s Happy Farmer? Trouble.

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  • #85534
    janelle-lake
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    Am I a bad teacher if I hate Schubert’s “Happy Farmer” in Suzuki book II?

    #85535
    sherry-lenox
    Participant

    Oh-oh….. I’m an adult student just finishing bk.2 and I (sorry) absolutely LOVE this piece. I learned it about a year ago and was bursting my buttons with pride when I mastered it.

    Can’t say I had considered it as wedding piece (unless the groom was a happy farmer) but I bet you could do a theme and variations at other social occasions, especially those at which spirits were included in the refreshments, and get some mileage out of it.

    On a more serious note, I really do like the left hand melody, and I think it has some value for the lever switches.

    Hope this helps!

    #85536
    elinor-niemisto
    Participant

    There are bound to be pieces you like more than others, but you include them in order to present the

    #85537
    janelle-lake
    Participant

    Thank you for your posts!

    #85538
    Philippa mcauliffe
    Participant

    Well, when did this piece become the Happy Farmer and not the Merry Peasant?

    #85539
    sherry-lenox
    Participant

    I enjoyed your post, Georgina, because I have suffered the same fate with all of the pieces you mentioned.

    I still haven’t gotten the Salzedo where I want it but I keep telling myself that WHEN I play the 8 Dances (NOT IF), the section from the S2 will just be that much easier.

    Also love Xmas Day!

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