Mellow Cello (18 Tuneful and Jazzy Pieces for the Beginner Cellist). Composed by Richard Kershaw. For Cello. Fentone Instrumental Books. Play Along. 40 pages. Fentone Music #F828. Published by Fentone Music (HL.44004703).
When it comes to jazz, most people do not immediately think of the cello. However, the cello is a versatile instrument that can play jazzy tunes just as effectively as a violin, and can also provide the strong bass line so important in this style of music. Mellow Cello introduces young cellists to the joy of jazz in a series of tuneful original pieces which progress from open string pizzicato to more challenging rhythms. With the lively piano accompaniments and the accompanying CD, they offer an ideal way for beginners to enter the world of jazz.