Colourstrings Violin ABC: Book D

In this course Prof. Géza Szilvay explains using major and minor melodies in the Colourstrings method. Violin pedagogue Susanna Arminen demonstrates the exercises with the violin.

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Content length:

2 hours 17 minutes


Streaming video


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Lessons and pedagogical topics

Video length 2 hours 17 minutes. The course covers the following pedagogical topics:

  • New finger pattern: the flattened second finger
  • Major and minor pentachords
  • String crossings with slurs
  • Mixed finger pattern
  • Major and minor hexachords
  • Major and natural minor melodies
  • New rhythms:
  • "Sharp rhythm" (eight note and dotted crotchet / quarter note)
  • Eight note / quaver rest
  • Sixteenth note / semiquavers
  • Half-note / minim rest
  • Whole-note / semibreve rest
  • Arpeggios and chords; reading and writing

Book(s) used in the course

Géza Szilvay: Colourstrings Violin ABC Book D

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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