Early Start on the Cello, Volume 2 (A cello method for children). Composed by Egon Sassmannshaus; Kurt Sassmannshaus. For cello. Stapled. Barenreiter's Sassmannshaus. Instructional method. Performance score. Text Language: English. 64 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA8997).
ISBN 9790006538577. With Text Language: English. instructional method. 30 x 23 cm inches.
The second volume of the Sassmannshaus Cello Method already presents classical cello duets. The child's knowledge and technique is expanded by dotted rhythms, sixteenth notes, and first double stops. And here is the most revolutionary aspect of the method: different finger patterns can be connected and combined to create any major and minor scale without the use of open strings. This creates the ability to practice scales in any position, often within the first year of playing! With this skill, songs learned in first position are easily transposed to other keys and higher position. Coupled with beginning shifting exercises this sets a foundation for an early virtuoso technique not availablein any other method.