New York: G. Schirmer, 1912. Color illustrations. First edition. Red cloth 4to. 233 pp. Fine condition. Item #351
"From earliest infancy, children are attracted by colors, and one of the tastes which cling throughout life is a fondness for the various hues of flowers which cling throughout life is a fondness for the various hues of flowers, of fabrics, of furniture, of wall-paper, etc. Mrs. Hughey has simply taken advantage of this fact and developed a logical and natural system from it. A thorough test of the Color Method has been made before presenting it to the public, and the eagerness with which children have taken up the lessons, and their enthusiasm over the work, have amply demonstrated its practicability. By its means, the drudgery attendant upon the first period of the child's musical studies is entirely eliminated. Work becomes play, and rapid progress in ear-training, in accuracy in determining intervals, and in technic, becomes apparent. In class work, the Color Method is a fascinating process, the children vying with each other in endeavoring to obtain the necessary results.