- Author: Vera Mattlin Jiji
- Publisher: Cello Playing for Music Love
- ISBN: 9781412095600
- Page: 212
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You can teach yourself to play the cello. This comprehensive, authoritative guide covers basics to Bach. Including 116 selections, it explains reading music, playing-by-ear, and theory. Play-along CD.
Cello Playing for Music Lovers provides beginners and intermediate students with an authoritative, step-by-step guide to learning to play the cello. Diliana Momtchilova, a graduate of Julliard, provides technical explanations and many photos. 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.Written from the student's viewpoint, it teaches all the required skills, including reading music, using the bow effectively, analyzing musical structures, 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 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." 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.