Colourstrings Violin ABC: Book A

In this course Prof. Géza Szilvay explains and demonstrates how the violin is introduced to the child in the Colourstrings approach. Violin pedagogue Susanna Arminen demonstrates the exercises with the violin.

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Content length:

2 hours 16 minutes


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Lessons and pedagogical topics

Video length 2 hours 16 minutes. The course covers the following pedagogical topics:

  • Developing the basic holds, basic movements and basic rhythms on open strings
  • Left hand "numbered" pizzicato
  • Connecting the movements of two hands
  • Natural (octave) harmonics
  • Natural (fifth, fourth and third) harmonics in first position
  • Introducing the line system
  • The one-line stave

Book(s) used in the course

Géza Szilvay: Colourstrings Violin ABC Book A

It's not a requirement to have the book to study the course, but it will help you to deepen the learning. The book can purchased from Fennica Gehrman's web shop, both as a printed book and an epub.

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Teacher: Prof. Géza Szilvay

Violinist, teacher, conductor and the President of ESTA (European String Teachers Association) Prof. Géza Szilvay is creator of Colourstrings method.

Géza has decades of experience of violin pedagogy. He has given more than 200 lectures and workshops on his child-centered teaching method and philosophy across the world, and trained pupils and teachers online over 10 years. In addition to his long pedagogical experience, Géza is known for his strong presence and personal warmth that makes him an excellent and impressive online teacher.

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