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.
If you want to play the cello, this book is for you! Whether youre an absolute beginner wondering whether it might be fun to rent an instrument to try it out, a student in school who is thinking of signing up for an orchestra class, or a budding cellist who has been playing for a year or two and is looking for ways to develop a better technique and a better sound, Picture Yourself Playing Cello will provide practical, hands-on advice that you can use. The easy-to-follow instructions and the numerous pictures and diagrams will show you how to hold the cello, how to use the bow, and how to finger the strings to play music. The book begins by providing a wealth of information that youll find useful as you get started. Youll learn the names of the parts of your cello, how to make sure the cello youre thinking of renting or buying is in good condition, how to tune the cello, how to replace the strings, and how to hold the instrument while playing. Youll also learn about cello accessories and how to care for your instrument. After the basics are covered, the book will teach you how to use the bow to produce full, satisfying tones, how to place your fingers to play different notes, and how to read sheet music. Lastly, youll find a selection of easy songs to get you started and some suggestions for other cello music that you may want to try. Everything you need to get started playing the cello is covered!
These exercises train the beginning cellist’s left hand in strength and agility using a closed first position. Intended to continue where Beginning Technique finished, Finger Exercises includes elementary double stop exercises to encourage correct left hand and finger alignment.
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