A Suzuki Tune Explosion
Wild, Genre-Hopping Reimagination of
Suzuki Violin School Volume 1
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.
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.
Song of the Wind
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
O Come, Little Children
Long, Long Ago
Whether you’re a music teacher, student, performer, parent, or listener with exposure to Suzuki repertoire, prepare to be blown away.
Transform your teaching/playing
SuperNova pairs sophisticated music with a number of educational priorities:
RIVETING INSPIRATION. Connecting familiar melodies to contemporary aesthetics, immediately engaging listeners.
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE. Demonstrating the highest level of musicianship through every aspect of this project, we encourage students to match those standards.
TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT. Utilizing easy literature to develop advanced string techniques.
RHYTHMIC PRECISION. Strengthening “groove” and pulse when playing with rhythm section.
CREATIVE CAPACITY. Granting permission and providing structures for performers to make personalized decisions.
EXPOSURE & VERSATILITY. Integrating classical, jazz, popular, and world music genres.
ENERGIZING REVIEW. Presenting exciting fresh contexts when returning to repertoire.
MULTI-LEVEL ENGAGEMENT. Offering an appealing framework for combining advanced, intermediate, even beginning students.
FIERCE EMPOWERMENT. Building self-esteem and confidence, making budding musicians feel like rock stars.
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
“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."
Founder & Director, Western Springs School of Talent Education
Registered Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas