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Kaleidoscopes Book 1 with Parent Guide
$18.00
Full of rich, detailed, watercolor illustrations, Book 1 opens a magical world for the child just beginning on the violin. Detailed instructions assist the parent in working at home with their young child. A variety of games and learning activities make sure that practicing is enjoyable. The audio recording is an important component of the curriculum; two options are available so you can choose whatever is most convenient for your family. Please select whether you would like to receive a physical CD, or whether you will purchase the digital version separately on Amazon / iTunes.  Links: Purchase on Amazon / Purchase on iTunes  Teachers: If you are ordering 10+ books for your studio, please use the discount code "Kaleid-classroom" to receive 5% off your entire order.
Full of rich, detailed, watercolor illustrations, Book 1 opens a magical world for the child just beginning on the violin....
Kaleidoscopes Book 1 Teacher Guide (with student book)
$18.00
The Teacher Guide includes all of the pages from the parent edition, plus additional information (pages with a gray background) specifically for teachers, including teaching points for the songs. The illustrated student book is also included.  The audio recording is an important component of the curriculum; two options are available so you can choose whatever is most convenient for your studio. Please select whether you would like to receive a physical CD, or whether you would prefer to purchase the digital version separately on Amazon / iTunes.  MP3: Purchase on Amazon / Purchase on iTunes 
The Teacher Guide includes all of the pages from the parent edition, plus additional information (pages with a gray background)...
Kaleidoscopes Book 2 with CD
$21.95
The songs Kaleidoscopes Book 2 allow students to develop finger speed and graceful playing. The songs are short enough that the student can work on several songs at a time, mastering each one in a few weeks. The diverse, “perfectly sized” songs appeal to students’ need for uniqueness and variety, and give them a sense of momentum in their violin study. The songs reflect a variety of cultures: Galway Piper and Rising of the Moon (Irish), Dobrú Noc (Slovac), Nu Ska Vi Skörda Linet and Glädjens Blomster (Swedish), Robin Adair and Golden Slumbers (English), All the Pretty Little Horses (African American), Polly Wolly Doodle and Shortnin' Bread (American South), Les Petites Marionnettes and Petit Oiseau (French), and Ein Männlein Steht im Walde (German), Boismortier Sarabande and Branle L'Official (Baroque), and many more.  The following skills are explored: vibrato, jump-bows, spiccato, lowered first finger, crescendo and diminuendo, spiccato, rapid 16th notes, 6-8 meter, Bb major, C major (with lowered first finger),...
The songs Kaleidoscopes Book 2 allow students to develop finger speed and graceful playing. The songs are short enough that the...
Kaleidoscopes Book 3
$18.00
Book 3 advances into more sophisticated playing and greater techniqal challenge with a wide variety of literature. Classical pieces by Bach, Brahms, Gossec, Handel, Verdi, Schumann and more include a broader palette of dynamics, articulations and stylistic elements. Lara's Theme (the famous love theme from Dr. Zhivago) introduces chromatic shifting. Vibrato is developed on familiar favorites as well as the exquisite and emotional "Blanche Comme la Neige."  The book gradually moves toward longer (full-page and two-page) pieces with contrasting sections, second position, and greater key flexibility. Students complete their journey with a final tour de force, "The Masked Ball," by Giuseppe Verdi. The CD for this book will be released March 31, 2019, so the current price reflects the book only.  Browse the images (at left) for one-line excerpts of many songs in this book. Pages: 50Songs: 33
Book 3 advances into more sophisticated playing and greater techniqal challenge with a wide variety of literature. Classical pieces by...