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Colour Keys is designed for young beginners. As a child-centered method it introduces new musical concepts in the simplest manner possible. The coloured staff is constructed gradually from a single-line staff into a five-line staff. The teacher’s guide is now available in Finnish and in English.
55011-168-4 (in Finnish) € 5,80 Buy now
55011-169-1 (in English) € 5,80 Buy now
The first part of the revised Colourstrings Cello School changes learning to playful activity with astonishing results.The second book is an extensive tutor including 145 pages. It introduces the pieces in positions where the melody can be played with natural harmonics. This will greatly help the student to develop correct intonation.
ISMN 979-0-55009-477-2 (Book A) Buy now
ISMN 979-0-55009-478-9 (Book B) Buy now
Two new parts of the popular Colourstring cello school are now available. Most songs in the books are introduced in positions where the melody can be played with natural harmonics.
55009-479-6 (Book C), € 30,40 Buy now
55009-480-2 (Book D), € 27,00 Buy now
The popular Colourstrings violin tutors are designed for children aged from 4 years and are available in 6 volumes. Suitable also for group teaching they make music reading easy right from the start. The strings are symbolized by four characters and different colours. Colourstrings is the first violin method that makes use of natural harmonics in first position to teach the left hand optimal, relaxed position.
ISMN 979-0-55009-325-6 (Book A) Buy now
979-0-55009-326-3 (Book B) Buy now
979-0-55009-327-0 (Book C) Buy now
979-0-55009-328-7 (Book D) Buy now
979-0-55009-543-4 (Book E) Buy now
979-0-55009-544-1 (Book F) Buy now
This book uses tonic solfa to acquaint small violin students with major and melodic minor scales and major and minor arpeggios, played over one and two octaves. 55011-268-1, € 25,10 Buy now
An album including easy piano accompaniments to the last parts (E and F) of the Colourstrings Violin ABC.
Price: € 45,10 (incl. VAT 10%) Buy now
Detailed guides for teachers and parents – including over 100 pages – in six different languages.
In Finnish (979-0-55009-594-6) Buy now
In English (979-0-55009-595-3) Buy now
In French (979-0-55009-598-4) Buy now
In Hungarian (979-0-55009-596-0) Buy now
In Italian (979-0-55009-597-7) Buy now
In German (979-0-55009-569-4) Buy now
Géza Szilvay: Violin Scales for Children 1-2 / Tonleitern für Kinder 1-2 / Viuluasteikkoja lapsille 1-2
The first book introduces major and natural minor scales. The main purpose, in addition to playing the scales, is to learn the names of the notes, to write and to recognize them as well on the staff as on the fingerboard. In the second book pupils become acquainted with chromatically altered tones and with major and natural minor scales based on them.
Book 1: 979-0-55009-588-5 Buy now
Book 2: 979-0-55009-589-2 Buy now
The three Yellow Pages books offer pedagogical material to violin teachers and their students in order to develop the feeling of pulse, to assist the mastering of all rhythms and their combinations, to help build basic knowledge on ornaments and to create a solid basis for virtuosic bow technique.
1. Basic Rhythms (ISMN 979-0-55009-545-8) Buy now
2. Basic Rhythms and Ornaments (55009-640-0) Buy now
3. Basic Bowings (55009-641-7) Buy now
Colourstrings tutor for double bass is designed by Lasse Lagercrantz, who has worked in close collaboration with Géza and Csaba Szilvay and is the specialist double bass tutor of the famous Helsinki Strings junior orchestra.
ISMN 979-0-55009-578-6 Buy now
for two violins
In these miniature duos, the easy first violin part is taken from the A volume of the Colourstrings Violin ABC. To aid the child’s reading it appears with child-friendly coloured notation.
ISMN 979-0-55011-101-1, € 24,10 Buy now
Easy Colourstrings concert pieces previously published in separate albums. The piano accompaniment books are available in 3 volumes and both the violin and cello parts are sold separately in 7 volumes.
Piano accompaniment books: Book 1-2-3: 979-0-55009-554-0 Buy now, Book 4-5: 979-0-55009-570-0 Buy now, Book 6-7: 979-0-55009-555-7 Buy now
Violin parts: 1: 55009-556-4 Buy now, 2: 55009-557-1 Buy now, 3: 55009-558-8 Buy now, 4: 55009-571-7 Buy now, 5: 55009-572-4 Buy now, 6: 55009-559-5 Buy now, 7: 55009-560-1 Buy now
Cello parts: 1: 55009-561-8 Buy now, 2: 55009-562-5 Buy now, 3: 55009-563-2 Buy now, 4: 55009-573-1 Buy now, 5: 55009-574-8 Buy now, 6: 55009-564-9 Buy now, 7: 55009-565-6 Buy now
Easy arrangements and inspiring supplementary material for the Colourstrings method for three violins and cello ad lib. (revised edition).
Book I: 979-0-55009-551-9 Buy now
Book II: 979-0-55009-552-6 Buy now
Book III: 979-0-55009-553-3 Buy now
These violin duos based on folk songs and arranged by László Rossa were designed for the Colourstrings method but can also be used independently. They are designed to give children a taste of the enjoyment of playing together and offer plenty of inspiring material. The duos can also be played by violin groups.
Volume I: 979-55009-303-4 Buy now
Volume II: 979-55009-304-1 Buy now
Volume III: 979-55009-305-8 Buy now
for violin and piano
This publication paves the way for intimate chamber music and recital playing. The melodies of the violin part are taken from the early volumes of the Colourstrings Violin ABC.
violin part ISMN 979-0-55011-102-8, € 26,00 Buy now
piano accompaniment 55011-103-5, € 24,10 Buy now
(incl. VAT 10%).
A viola tutor designed for small children based on the Colourstrings method’s colourful and illustrative violin books. Book B is being published and will follow later.
ISMN 979-0-55009-609-7 Buy now