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A New Approach to Violin Playing


"I was privileged to witness the teaching of a method of violin playing, entirely new to me, which I believe is capable of revolutionizing the technique of playing...writing as a personal witness I must say that I have been amazed at the result of this unusual approach." Noel Hale F.R.A.M., "The Strad"


 


The Twelve Lesson Course


"Havas deserves great credit for recognizing the manifestations of autonomous regulation, exploiting their pedagogical implications, and proving their validity in all age groups and at any level of technical proficiency." Dr. F.A. Hellebrandt M.D., "The Strad"


 


Stage Fright: Its causes and cures


"It is the most realistic and practical approach imaginable ... it is a book that should be worth its weight in gold to every student and many a performer." Yehudi Menuhin


 


All books are published by:


Bosworth & Co.,

Music Sales Group, 14-15 Berners Street, London

WIT 3LJ, England.

Tel: 0207 612 7400  Fax: 0207 612 7545

http://www.musicsales.com

mailto:howard.friend@musicsales.co.uk


Exclusive Distributers for Bosworth and Co.:

Shawnee press Inc., Jay Park Plaza, 9 Dartmouth Drive Bldg 4, Marshalls Creek, PA 18335., USA. Tel: 570 476 0550, Fax: 570 476 5247

Customer Service

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Phone : (800) 345-6842

Fax: (845) 469-7544

shawnee-sales@shawneepress.com


They are also distributed in the USA by:

Timberwood Industries, PO Box 82, South Salem, New York 10590, USA

Phone: 914-533-2020


Shar Products, Ann Arbor, MI. US.. 1-800-248-SHAR


Or may be ordered from barnesandnoble.com.


Kato Havas's books have so far been translated into German, Swedish, Italian ,Dutch, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian Chinese and Japanese.


 


The Kato Havas Teaching Video

It is now only available on DVD.


With detailed exercises on the release of tension and the prevention of anxiety in performance, Kato covers all aspects of right arm and left hand technique, assisted by pupils and former pupils.


"There's a pleasing immediacy about the film. No quirky camera angles but everything clearly shown that needs to be. It gives the viewer the illusion of being in the same room. An invaluable reminder of her own inimitable brand of teaching." The Strad


"I would certainly recommend this well-made video to anyone who wants to be made to think. It should be especially valuable to players who have experienced discomfort in string playing." Music Teacher


"A new video is now available. And it is one you will NOT WANT TO MISS. The thought-provoking work of Kato Havas has long been with us and this 1 hour video concisely captures her contributions for the viewer." The American String Teacher


This video has recently been dubbed into Czech.


Produced by:

Bill Watkinson Associates,

Cumbria, England.


Published and distributed by:

www.monicacuneo.com


It is also distributed in the USA by:


Timberwood Industries, PO Box 82, South Salem, New York 10590, US

Phone: 914-533-2020


Shar Products, Ann Arbor, MI. US.. 1-800-248-SHAR


 


Books by other authors:


Flying Fiddles by Chet Porcino


Jeanne Porcino-Dolamore, 25 Beth Drive, Kingston, NY 12401, USA


A string method for children based on the New Approach of Kato Havas


 


Dancing Bows by Gloria Bakhshayesh


New Approach tutor book for beginners with open string patterns and tunes in duet form.

www.music-made-to-measure.com/Dancing-Bows.html


 


Ringing Strings by Gloria Bakhshayesh.


A follow-up to Dancing Bows for the left hand in the format of a structured course of lessons for beginners.


Gloria Bakhshayesh, 3 Beacon View, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 6PK, UK gloria.khana@googlemail.com


Ringing Strings is also available translated into French


Dr Downing Music, www.drdowningmusic.com



 


A Cellist's Guide to the New Approach by Claude Kenneson


Amadeus Press, 113 SW Second Ave, Suite 450, Portland, Oregon 97204, USA


 


The Cellist's Inner Voice by Ian Bewley


Based on the principles of the New Approach by Kato Havas


Dr Downing Music, www.drdowningmusic.com


 


 


Cassette tapes of the Kato Havas String Workshops 20th Anniversary Concert in Angwin, CA are available from:


K&D Studios, 213 Longview Court, Antioch, CA 940509.


 


Violin Playing - Poetry or Pain by Juhani Heikkila


Based upon the New Approach exercises.


Video - Book published in Finland by Musikkipedagoginen.


(Info will be posted on the web when available in other languages)