Vera Mattlin Jiji: Cello playing for music lovers
Cello playing for music lovers
Cello with cd
Cello Playing for Music Lovers provides beginners and intermediate students with an authoritative, step-by-step guide to learning to play the cello. 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 advances gradually to 4th position 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. Gifted cellist Erik Friedlander plays the 116 musical figures discussed in the book on the accompanying play along CD.(ISBN 9781412095600)