The Colourstrings method developed by Géza and Csaba Szilvay has gained an international reputation and is taught all over the world. The method makes use of colourful teaching materials and supports learning by appealing to many senses. Founded on the principles of Zoltán Kodály, Colourstrings developes the capacity for internal listening: the child learns to visualize the notes heard and to aurilize the notes on the page. Colourstrings is the first violin method that makes use of natural harmonics in first position to teach the left hand optimal, relaxed position.
The violin tutors are designed for children aged from four years. The Colourstrings Violin ABC: Book B teaches how to use the stopping fingers. Pentachord melodies and basic rhythms expand the materials presented in the Book A, which can be continually revised during the use of the Book B (click "sample" to have a look inside the book). The strings are symbolized by four characters and different colours. Suitable also for group teaching the use of colours makes music reading easy right from the start, and additional material brings along chamber music (Duettini for two violins ) and performing pieces (Sonatini for violin and piano ) from the very beginning. Additional publication, Kreutzerini - 42 finger exercises for perfect intonation in the first position (9790550111738), offers more exercises (children's songs) where the stopping motion of the left hand fingers is connected to the technical elements learnt earlier.
The extensive Handbook for Teachers and Parents (9790550112490) brings together the entire Colourstrings series for the violin. The Handbook guides the teachers and parents through books A-F and Yellow Pages I-III, offering expert advice and methodological support to teaching in Colourstrings method.
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