This is the new and revised version with additional material. The former D Book Appendix is included in this publication. Have a look inside by clicking "sample"!
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. 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. 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 starting from the Book A are designed for children aged from four years. The Colourstrings Violin ABC: Book D continues the use of the five-line stave introduced in the Book C and uses folk songs from 12 different countries. New and mixed finger pattern (e.g., the flattened second finger) and major & minor pentachords as well as major and natural minor melodies are introduced by learning one new thing at a time. An extensive appendix offers 40 pages of exercises in bow division, rests, bouncing bow, arpeggios and chords... Additional materials bring along performing pieces (Sonatini for violin and piano  and Violin Rascals 2  & Violin Rascals 4  from the very beginning.
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.
Read more about the Colourstrings method: https://www.fennicagehrman.fi/sheet-music/colourstrings/