The first book in the Colourstrings Violin ABC series using the Colourstrings method developed by Géza Szilvay.
The Colourstrings method uses a colour for each string and focuses on teaching children rhythm and technique on open strings while gradually introducing them to more complicated methods.
- Chapter 1: Becoming acquainted with the violin. Developing the basic holds, basic movements and basic rhythms on open strings. Left hand 'numbered' pizzicato.
- Chapter 2: Connecting the movements of the two hands. Natural (octave) harmonics.
- Chapter 3: Natural (fifth, fourth and third) harmonics in first position.
- Chapter 4: Introducing the line-system. The one-line stave.
"For children brought up in the 'Singing Rascals' environment (Colourstrings Music Kindergarten), the beginning of violin playing will not be a completely new activity but a natural continuation of what will, with any luck, become a lifelong musical activity."
This book is also available from the publishers as a download from the Apple iBooks Store
Violin ABC: Book A - Géza Szilvay