SUPERN   VA

A Suzuki Tune Explosion

Wild, Genre-Hopping Reimagination of

Suzuki Violin School Volume 1

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SuperNova SuperString Spectacular!

Join us for a virtual concert and talkback featuring string ensemble arrangements, melody presentations, improvisations, and information about Dr. David Cutler's groundbreaking, genre-hopping collection SuperNova: A Suzuki Tune Explosion.

ABOUT SuperNova

Classical Meets Creativity!

SuperNova is an exhilarating composition by David Cutler that dramatically reimagines the 17 pieces from Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1. While melodies remain largely unchanged, rhythm section accompaniments are virtuosic, exploratory, and super fun, inspired by different musical genres from around the globe.

Twinkle Variations

Lightly Row 

Song of the Wind 

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

O Come, Little Children 

May Song 

Long, Long Ago 

Allegro 

Perpetual Motion 

Allegretto

Andantino

Etude 

Minuet 1 

Minuet 2 

Minuet 3 

Happy Farmer 

Gavotte 

FOLK ROCK

BOOGIE

RAGTIME

FUNK

CHA-CHA-CHA

MARCH

BALLAD

KLEZMER

CALYPSO

SALSA/FLAMENCO

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

NEW AGE

TECHNO

SPANISH BAROQUE

JAZZ WALTZ

STRIDE

TANGO

Whether you’re a music teacher, student, performer, parent, or listener with exposure to Suzuki repertoire, prepare to be blown away.

EDUCATIONAL VALUE

Transform your teaching/playing

 

SuperNova pairs sophisticated music with a number of educational priorities:

  1. RIVETING INSPIRATION. Connecting familiar melodies to contemporary aesthetics, immediately engaging listeners.

  2. ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE. Demonstrating the highest level of musicianship through every aspect of this project, we encourage students to match those standards. 

  3. TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT. Utilizing easy literature to develop advanced string techniques. 

  4. RHYTHMIC PRECISION. Strengthening “groove” and pulse when playing with rhythm section.

  5. CREATIVE CAPACITY. Granting permission and providing structures for performers to make personalized decisions.

  6. EXPOSURE & VERSATILITY. Integrating classical, jazz, popular, and world music genres.

  7. ENERGIZING REVIEW. Presenting exciting fresh contexts when returning to repertoire.

  8. MULTI-LEVEL ENGAGEMENT. Offering an appealing framework for combining advanced, intermediate, even beginning students.

  9. FIERCE EMPOWERMENT. Building self-esteem and confidence, making budding musicians feel like rock stars.

  10. UNAPOLOGETIC FUN. “Playing” music should be joyous—SuperNova delivers! 

POWERHOUSE EDUCATION FOR ALL LEVELS

Though SuperNova integrates Suzuki Book 1 melodies, it offers enjoyment and education to beginning/intermediate/advanced students (and their teachers). While every learner is unique, the guide below explains typical usage.

 

Book 1 (beginner) and higher

  • Enjoy listening to SuperNova MELODY tracks

  • Champion SuperNova melodies (for the fearless beginner…)

  • Play with older siblings!

 

Books 2 - 4 (late beginner - intermediate) and higher

  • Perform familiar melodies with SuperNova accompaniments

  • Work with PLAY-ALONG recordings or a live pianist

  • Investigate SuperNova musical styles

 

Books 3 - 5 (intermediate - early advanced) and higher

  • Transcribe/analyze playing techniques found on SuperNova MELODY tracks (reference the Print Edition Technique Index)

  • Match these approaches while practicing with MELODY tracks and preparing for performance

  • Enjoy listening to SuperNova IMPROV tracks

 

Books 4 - 7 (late intermediate - advanced) and higher

  • Rehearse/perform SuperNova Ensemble Arrangements with your community

  • Study SuperNova SuperCreativity eCourse on Creative Performance Practice (C.P.P.), applying lessons to SuperNova melodies (and other music)

  • Add personalized markings/interpretations to the Print Edition

 

Books 5 - 10 (advanced) and higher, including university students

  • Practice and perform SuperNova improvisations from Transcription Book

  • Study SuperNova SuperCreativity eCourses, and apply what you learn

  • Try your hand at decorating melodies / improvising over SuperNova accompaniments

The full SuperNova project includes a variety of resources. Click on the item below to learn more.​

PERFORMANCE

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“I love the creativity, professional standard and overall AWESOMENESS of SuperNova. Can't wait to use these accompaniments as a new way to hear classic repertoire in group class, review at home, and as a delightful addition to solo recitals and group class concerts."

Edward Kreitman

Founder & Director, Western Springs School of Talent Education

Registered Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas

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