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Dianne
Hi Beth, Can you tell me the focus points for Perpetual Motion in Book 4? Thanks.
Dianne
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Posted: May 11, 2018
Last Comment: May 12, 2018
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Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 12, 2018
This piece was added to the book decades after Suzuki published it the first time. My feeling is that a lot of the new inclusions, along with fingering changes were a result of teachers addressing wholes in student's techniques. Whether Suzuki himself chose this piece or not, I have no idea. 

Dianne
Posted: May 12, 2018
Thank you Beth. Not that sautillé is easy, but to have a whole piece in Book 4 of just sautillé (with added shifts) is surprising. It almost seems out of balance with the rest of the pieces, unless it is to really ensure that the student can play with fast fingers and coordination with the bow hand using sautillé. I think this is a good drill for it, since it is sustained for 2 pages! Perhaps this is one of those 'rest' pieces between difficult movements, while still developing a great skill- sustained sautillé.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 11, 2018
I think the fingerings are just fine. But yes, beyond the sautillé, there's not much more in the way of teaching points. 

Dianne
Posted: May 11, 2018
ok... sautillé. Should I use the fingerings as marked, or do you suggest any changes?