Suzuki Violin School, Vol 2

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Alfred Music; Revised edition (January 1, 1995)

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36 pages

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4.8 ounces


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60 reviews for Suzuki Violin School, Vol 2

  1. Margaret C.

    This book did not come with a CD as my …

    This book did not come with a CD as my first book did. I do not know if that was reflected in the price, but that CD was used only less than a handful of times anyway as we preferred to discover practice videos on You-Tube. The pages in this book are very clear and the building of skills in each song is just appropriate, a gentle incline.

    3 people found this helpful

  2. Christopher Chamberlin

    Good book

    This was a good buy but I wish they included more volumes for the price. Probably would not have bought if it wasn’t a requirement for the class.

    One person found this helpful

  3. Lance Mendoza


    What more can I say. It helps you learn the violin.

  4. Tita4u

    Yeah it finally came in.

    Yeah it finally came in.

  5. Pedro Serrajordia

    Great book and the best methodology ever!

    I strongly recommend the Suzuki methodology! My son started with individual lessons, with instructors coming to our home. When he started with the Suzuki method, his abilities improvement were evident.I recommend the book and the method.

  6. LawyerMom

    Stands the test of time

    Our daughter is in her second year of violin lessons and the Suzuki book is recommended by her teachers, just as it was recommended by her father’s violin teachers a generation ago.

  7. mommykins

    Great value

    My daughter is almost finished with Suzuki Book 1 and she is very excited about moving on to Book 2. Great value on Amazon!

  8. A C Peters

    Technically accurate.

    Technically accurate. No complaints about that. But I heard that the artist was convicted of harassment. Kinda a turn off, but the songs recorded are good and accurate.

    One person found this helpful

  9. Charity

    Guided Purchase, but a Hit for the Budding Violinist in our Family

    Bought this book for my son (age 9) at his violin teacher’s direction. He seems to love it and to enjoy trying to work ahead in it, too. He prefers it to a couple of other violin instruction books he’s had in the past.

  10. Collisha

    Great lesson book

    Great book. Book just as described.

  11. Princess Zakiyah

    Always order books from here

    I have ordered all of my daughters books from here. They are a great price and the books are always new with crisp pages. Never had a problem with seller.

  12. BurnArm

    It is good.

    This book is good for kids who just started violin.

  13. Mr. A

    My daughter is not using this book yet. I …

    My daughter is not using this book yet. I bought this book with volume one because I was overzealous :). But she likes the volume 1 so far. I’ll change my review sometimes in the future when she starts using it.

  14. Marvin D. Shafer

    DIY the violin

    Im 70 and learning to play the violin on my own. These work search YouTube with Suziki and the song name to get inspired by professionals

  15. ks

    Great series

    The Suzuki books are great for the beginning violinist.The instructions are clear (if not a little wordy, as there are instructions given in multiple languages throughout the book) and the pieces are of an appropriate level–not too challenging but challenging enough to be interesting.I started playing the violin 5 months ago and despite having zero experience with the instrument, I found it relatively easy to learn with the help of these books.

  16. Sarah

    Just right

    Came in perfect condition. Was suggested by my daughter’s orchestra teacher for extra practice.

  17. Valeria


    Acorde a lo esperado

  18. Kortni

    bought the wrong item

    Still needing to return this item as I bought a violin book instead of a viola book. but it looks like I may have missed my return window…not too sure

  19. Reina

    Great lesson book

    My daughter self teaches herself with suzuki. This book has been working so well.

  20. Amazon Customer

    A great book

    My son is using this book for his violin class. It’s designed with great thoughts to help him progress step by step.

  21. Alicia

    Good book for my pianist/violinist daughter

    Good book for my pianist/violinist daughter. She’s been playing self taught for a couple of years and has found this book to be a great enhancement to her skill level.

  22. s.w

    Has beautiful songs

    Son enjoys playing the violin using this book

  23. J. Burns

    Book is as Presented

    I don’t doubt that the other reviewer may have received the “older” version of this music book. I just received it and it is the revised edition with the “colorful” cover. My experience with Amazon since its inception has been mostly good – if what I had received was not what was presented on the site, I’m sure Amazon would correct the problem.

    5 people found this helpful

  24. Deborah D. Brown

    Old school but it’s works

    I nice it’s how I learned

  25. imfaithdriven

    Bought this for my son for Christmas. He started …

    Bought this for my son for Christmas. He started playing it the minute he opened it. He even picked his duet for solo on somble from it!

  26. Daniel

    Great book, but no CD

    Great book, but I wish I had known it didn’t come with a cd of the music.

  27. Vincent

    very good

    very good

  28. David Hayes

    Perfect for one who wants to be self taught

    Great for people who want to teach themselves how to play violin. I recommend all Volumes of the books by Suzuki.

  29. James Tunnell

    Five Stars

    Love the Suzuki Violin program. This book is the appropriate book to follow volume 1.

  30. Monique P

    Lots of youtube examples of how the music is supposed to sound like which is

    Bought this for lessons under teacher recommendations. No complaints. Lots of youtube examples of how the music is supposed to sound like which is nice

  31. hmason817

    recommended by violin instructor

    My 6 yo is learning these songs with her instructor. We are very happy with this book.

  32. Deborah D. Johnson

    Great for Technique

    I use the Suzuki books along with Essential Elements. I teach and I also take lessons. My instructor recently took me back to Suzuki books 1 and 2 for bowing technique. It’s perfect.

    2 people found this helpful

  33. daniel gross

    quick delivery , great shape for used book

    I bought it for my daughter. It is used but in great shape. very clean.this is book recommended for young violinists by a lot of teachers.

  34. Irene A

    Helps build up on what book 1 taught

    It’s a great continuation of book 1 and allows you to improve your playing drastically. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to see real progress in their playing.

  35. Kelly

    Best way to learn.

    Suzuki is the only way to go.

  36. Alejandra CM


    Not much to say, except that the quality of the book is great.

  37. Pat Al

    Easy Read

    I am enjoying playing music. It is easy to read the music and understand. Could never go wrong with Suzuki music.

  38. Jeana

    Quick shipping and great price

    Great price, arrived quickly!

  39. Andrew Flickner

    perfect book for learning to play

    Easy to follow. Several levels to continue to grow.

  40. SS

    Great books

    My 11 year old loves these books

  41. VinZ77VinZ77

    Great violin book and nice, soothing songs.

    I liked this product because it was educational and had amazing songs! It allowed me to practice well and it was a mix of easy songs as well as difficult ones.

  42. Eddie Man

    Great book, legendary legacy

    Book 2 takes over where Book 1 finished. Your student’s technique greatly improves when you apply this lesson material.

    2 people found this helpful

  43. Ane

    if you wanna learn pieces on violin this is what you use

    i have been using this since book forever 10/10

    2 people found this helpful

  44. dhoped123

    Our thoughts on Suzuki and Volume 2

    I hope this review helps some other students, young or older. My seven year old daughter has been studying Suzuki violin since she was five years old, and we are big fans of the method. Our teacher is very knowledgeable about the Suzuki method, and we have had a number of discussions with her about the differences between the various books. Apparently, the first book is more dense and requires more time to get through than the other volumes, including this one (Volume 2). I think a student’s best bet is to take his or her time and really master Volume 1, and then speed up once in Volume 2. You can short change yourself down the road by rushing through Volume 1.Overall, the books are clearly written and helpful in our lessons and practice. However, they shouldn’t be used in isolation. We have learned over the last few years that community is an important part of Suzuki. It is very valuable to play violin with other students and to be exposed to various teachers and workshops. Good luck!

    29 people found this helpful

  45. LemonCat

    Challenging at times, but worth completing.

    My violin teacher uses the Suzuki method of teaching, so upon her request, I picked this up.Now I have completed this book, and thoroughly enjoyed the pieces (some of which are recognizable classics) and more demanding technique this book offers. The pieces vary in style, tempo, rhythms, and bowings enough to make you feel much more comfortable with the violin. I also found practice suggestions in this book to be both helpful in general and relevant to the actual music in the book. Some of the exercises include specific bowings, positions, a few string crossing exercises, scales, tricky fingerings, and much more.Although I believe it really depends on the teacher and not necessarily this book, I notice significant improvement in skill level on the violin upon starting this book to its completion and my violin teacher says the same thing. As such, I highly recommend this book.

    8 people found this helpful

  46. richard w gee

    Good book

    Not used much

  47. Kathryn Gregory

    Great book, no CD

    This book and the method are great. My son really enjoys playing violin and I appreciate hearing actual music. 😉 The only negative here that I noticed were references to listening to a CD – perhaps this is supposed to be a separate purchase (and of course one can find great videos on YouTube), but it would’ve been nice to have it included right in with the book.

    4 people found this helpful

  48. Jessica


    very good

  49. kevin

    Great book. it is highly recommend for intermediate or …

    Great is highly recommend for intermediate or after 1~2 years learned Violin. I bought this for my son (12 year old) who learned Violin for about 2 years from School (also take few private lessens from friends). during 2 years learning from school, he only practice 30 minute every other day (He is an average kid only). After got this book he and I practice some and love this book. I can see his improvement and has a lot of fun with music contents in the book. great book and recommend to buy it.

    4 people found this helpful

  50. Patricia Mc Dow

    Great for those learning to play the violin

    This is a great book for those who are learning how to play the violin. I have purchased book one and happy to buy book 2

  51. Kristen

    Exactly as Expected

    This was exactly as I expected it, with the bonus of several other languages included


    Easy to use, easy to afford

    My 3 young violinists have used these books for years and will continue to do so. It’s nice that they are so affordable, as they become well worn by the time once child gets through a book;)

  53. Andrea

    Book is great, showed up damaged.

    Book is great but it showed up with the back cover torn.

  54. Mercy


    My daughter enjoys playing all of the songs in this book!

  55. Michele T. Randall


    I had hoped there might be a finger location chart with these books. I will be trying to teach a 3 year old how to play. I can read music, but I’ve not played the violin before. Had hoped to learn first then teach her. I’ll figure it out. Still good books for the beginner.

  56. Taoye Zhang

    Great buy

    Well written. Good for my kid.

  57. Rosemary Burgos

    Music book

    My son loved the book

  58. CrazyViolinist

    Exactly as needed.

    Thank you!! Exactly what my student needed! Nice clear font for reading and the same timeless pieces so many violinists have learned!

    One person found this helpful

  59. bruce meredith

    Excellent tutorial as always

    Excellent tutorial as always. Timeless and a great way to learn. These books are even used in St. Petersburg (Russia) for violin teaching.

  60. Kindle Customer

    Suzuki Rocks

    I am a Suzuki book fan. Have been using them for over 25 years.

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