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JK String Basics Book 1 for Cello Standard


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A comprehensive method for beginning string classes.

The String Basics Book 1 for Cello is a complete curriculum for aspiring cellists. Utilizing technical exercises, folk songs from diverse cultures, classical themes, and original compositions, students will learn proper cello technique and reading music notation. Step-by-step lessons teach how to hold the cello and bow, finger new notes, count different rhythms, and more. String Basics Book 1 for Cello gives students the skills and knowledge to play beautifully.

Interactive Practice Studio Enhances Learning
The unique Interactive Practice Studio download provides historical context, photos, maps, audio samples, and video lessons to bring cello fundamentals to life. Fun, inspiring, and motivational, the Interactive Practice Studio was designed with students in mind to complement their journey through String Basics Book 1 for Cello.

Theory and Composition Foster Musical Understanding
Going beyond just learning to play, String Basics Book 1 for Cello focuses on cultivating an understanding of music itself. Theory and composition exercises teach students to notate music and compose simple melodies. Developing the ability to read, write, and create music leads to a lifetime of musical enjoyment and expression.

Clear Instruction for Proper Technique and Positioning
With full-color photos and fingering chart diagrams, String Basics Book 1 for Cello demonstrates correct cello posture, hand position, bow hold, and fingering. Duets, rounds, and small ensemble pieces allow students to apply what they've learned by playing with others right from the start. Duets also help train students' ears to listen for harmony and work together.

Resources to Guide and Motivate Teachers
The Teacher's Edition provides strategies for successful instruction of each lesson in String Basics Book 1 for Cello. Tips for performance and cultivating musical understanding assist teachers in giving students a comprehensive learning experience. The Interactive Teacher's Studio offers even more resources to motivate and support teachers.

  • ISBN: 0849734851
  • Media: Music Books
  • Level or Grade: 1
  • Series: String Basics
  • Edition Number: 115CO