Book 3 includes exercises for the higher positions and shifting, along with scales, bowings and special techniques. With a CD including more great play-along tracks. Also includes theory, history, multicultural music, creativity and assessment, along with sight-reading and rhythm pages.
The Suzuki Method(R) of Talent Education is based on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that man is the son of his environment. According to Dr. Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the "mother-tongue" approach. Suzuki Cello School materials include: Cello Parts (Vol. 1-10) * Piano Accompaniments (Vol. 1-8) * Cassettes (Vol. 1-3, 7, & 8 performed by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Vol. 4-6 performed by Ron Leonard) * Compact Discs (Vol. 1-3, 7, & 8 performed by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Vol. 4-6 performed by Ron Leonard). Suzuki Method(R) Core Materials available for piano, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, harp, guitar, and recorder.
How I wish I could have read this book years ago! It would have saved many hours of practicing which often have had disappointing results for the time invested". -Phyllis Young, Playing the String Game and The String Play The Advancing Cellists Handbook is a concise but thorough treatise on virtually every aspect of practicing and learning to play the cello. This book is primarily designed for intermediate cellists, which usually means ages 14 to 20, but which could be any age from 6 to 80. The purpose of this book is to provide you with much of the basic information that you need in order to become good at practicing the cello. This is the book for you if: You want to learn how to improve rapidly as a cellist; You don't feel that you know how to practice; You want to get a faster rate of advancement out of your available practice time. Table of Contents: Part I - Introduction Chapter 1 -Why You Need This Book Chapter 2 - The Psychology of Practicing Chapter 3 - Organizing Your Practice Time Part II - The Content of Practicing Chapter 4 - Helpful Practice Tools Chapter 5 - Daily Warm-up Routine Chapter 6 - Practice Techniques and Exercises Chapter 7 - Improving Intonation Chapter 8 - Marking Your Music Chapter 9 - Practicing Without Your Instrument Chapter 10 - Sample Practice SessionPart III - Advancing Your Musical Training Chapter 11 - Fingerings and Bowings Chapter 12 - Bowing Styles Chapter 13 - Musical Styles Chapter 14 - Playing Musically Part IV - Practical Applications Chapter 15 - Examples from the Literature Chapter 16 - Trouble shooting Chapter 17 - Postlude Appendix 1 - The Cello Repertoire Appendix 2 - The Science of Intonation
Selected and progressively arranged from the foremost instructive works of Buchler, Cossmann, Dotzauer, Duport, Franchomme, Grutzmacher, Kummer, Lee, Piatti, Schroeder and Servais.
One evening, not long after ending a stint as the pop music critic at the Montreal Gazette, Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Cello Suites." There, something unlikely happened: he fell deeply in love with the music. So began an epic quest that would unravel three centuries of intrigue, politics, and passion. Part biography, part music history, and part mystery, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic narratives: Bach's composition of the suites and the manuscript's subsequent disappearance in the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals's historic discovery of the music in Spain in the late nineteenth century, and his popularization of the suites several decades later; and Siblin's own infatuation with the suites at the dawn of the twenty-first century. His search to learn all he can about the music leads Siblin to Barcelona, where Pablo Casals, just thirteen and in possession of his first cello, roamed the back streets with his father, in search of sheet music. To their amazement, they found Bach's lost "Cello Suites" tucked in a dark corner. Casals would play the suites every day for twelve years before finally performing them in public--and making them his own. As Siblin pursues the mysteries that continue to haunt this music more than 250 years after its composer's death, he asks the questions that have stumped modern scholars: why did Bach compose the suites for the cello, which was considered a lowly instrument in his day? And what happened to the original manuscript of the suites, which vanished after being hastily copied by Bach's second wife? The Cello Suites is a journey of discovery, fueled by the transcendent power of a musical masterpiece--and of the listeners who, like Siblin, have loved it through the ages.
New keys and rhythms are introduced in this book, which can be used in a sequential or flexible format. The CD includes play-along tracks for the student that feature real players playing real instruments (not synthesized). Book 2 also features large, clear fingering charts, mixed meter studies, comprehensive scale and arpeggio pages, double stops, and shifting exercises.
In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted an exquisite work of art--a cello known as the Piatti. Over the next three centuries of its life, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain, Ireland, England, Italy, Germany, and the United States. In 1978, the Piatti became the musical soul mate of world-renowned cellist Carlos Prieto, with whom it has given concerts around the world.In this delightful book, Mr. Prieto recounts the adventurous life of his beloved "Cello Prieto," tracing its history through each of its previous owners from Stradivari in 1720 to himself. He then describes his noteworthy experiences of playing the Piatti cello, with which he has premiered some eighty compositions. In this part of their mutual story, Prieto gives a concise summary of his own remarkable career and his relationships with many illustrious personalities, including Igor Stravinsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriel García Márquez. A new epilogue, in which he describes recent concert tours in Moscow, Siberia, and China and briefer visits to South Korea, Taiwan, and Venezuela, as well as recent recitals with Yo-Yo Ma, brings the story up to 2009.To make the story of his cello complete, Mr. Prieto also provides a brief history of violin making and a succinct review of cello music from Stradivari to the present. He highlights the work of composers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, for whose music he has long been an advocate and principal performer.This book includes a CD of fourteen recordings by Carlos Prieto, including works by J. S. Bach, Dmitry Shostakovich, Astor Piazzolla, and Eugenio Toussaint.
(Chart). This second edition features a great collection of 92 Beatles tunes, including: All My Loving * Blackbird * Can't Buy Me Love * Eleanor Rigby * Golden Slumbers * A Hard Day's Night * Help! * Here Comes the Sun * Hey Jude * I Want to Hold Your Hand * In My Life * Let It Be * Michelle * Penny Lane * Revolution * Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band * She Loves You * Ticket to Ride * Twist and Shout * When I'm Sixty-Four * Yellow Submarine * Yesterday * and more.
Now the best-selling string method is even better! Book 1 Cello for absolute beginners includes a start-up video and much, much more, all on CD-ROM.Features:- Same great Essential Elements 2000method!- 15-minute video/super lesson for learning the basics- Play-along mp3* tracks for all 193 exercises (featuring a professional player on every instrument) - Tempo Adjustment Software- Duets and Trios- Music Listening Library- SmartMusic® Software for Exercises 1-100 (for use on PC/Mac) - practice, record, and email a performance with on-screen assessment *mp3 files will play on most current CD or DVD players
Cello Playing for Music Lovers provides beginners and intermediate students with an authoritative, step-by-step guide to learning to play the cello. Gifted cellist Erik Friedlander plays the 116 musical figures discussed in the book on the accompanying play along CD. The book includes musical examples from folk, Broadway and classical traditions. It illustrates correct playing positions with twenty photos. Written from the student's viewpoint, it teaches all the required skills, including reading music, using the bow effectively, analyzing musical structures, improvising, and playing by ear. The book starts from scratch with songs transcribed for beginners and includes 4th, 2nd and 3rd positions. Included are folk songs, hymns, Broadway standards like Some Enchanted Evening, and classical selections like a Bach Prelude and Sarabande. Later sections explore some music theory and how to play in chamber music groups. The author, a Ph.D. and experienced teacher, presents this fascinating material in small, logical steps. As cellist Aaron Minsky said, Your idea that the cello can be enjoyed on a simple level even within a few weeks of study is very true. . . This book will bring the joys of cello playing to many people who would not have believed it possible. This book is divided into four parts. Part One helps you to acquire a cello and teacher (if circumstances permit), a musical vocabulary and other essentials. The book progresses step by step, dealing with notes, fingerings and bowings, scales and chords. It includes excerpts and selections from over sixty songs, some simplified for ease of playing. Parts Two and Three explain both how to read music and how to play songs you like on the cello by ear. It introduces the reader to musical structure and theory. Part Two stays entirely in first position. Part Three introduces extensions, minor scales, arpeggios and accidentals. Part Four explains more music theory and cello positions 4, 2 and 3. It details the essentials for success when exploring chamber music with other amateurs. Depending on your previous experience and background, the book is arranged so that you can skip around in it, focusing on chapters that are of interest to you, although it is better to go in order. Playing the cello will give any music lover unparalleled satisfaction. If you always wished you could do it in your next life, do it now.
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