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Early Start on the Cello, Volume 1

A cello method for children age four and older

By Egon Sassmannshaus; Kurt Sassmannshaus

A cello method for children age four and older. Composed by Egon Sassmannshaus; Kurt Sassmannshaus. Stapled. Barenreiter's Sassmannshaus. Instructional method. Performance score. Text Language: English. 64 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA8996).

Item Number: BA.BA8996
ISBN 9790006538560. With Text Language: English. instructional method. 30 x 23 cm inches.

Note reading is introduced from the beginning, and accidentals are explained in the easiest way in the first volume of the Sassmannshaus Cello Method. By the end of the first book, many English children's songs using all fingers have been played and note values from whole to eighth notes have been introduced. Even the easiest exercises are underlaid with text so that melodies can be perceived as a whole.

  • Preface 
  • Note Values and Symbols 
  • Open Strings 
  • String Crossing 
  • The "Cuckoo's Third" with the Third Finger 
  • The triad 
  • The First Finger 
  • String Crossings and Fingerings On Different Strings 
  • The Fourth Finger 
  • Accidentals 
  • Scales on Two Strings 
  • More Exercises, Songs and Stroke patterns 
  • New Stroke Patterns 
  • Slurred Notes 
  • The Portato Stroke 
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  • August 31, 2010 A great method for beginners.

    II am so happy that Barenreiter decided to translate this method in English too. It is a great way to start the cello. The student starts by using the 3rd finger so he has a well balanced and well placed hand. You find different tunes the child can sing. The...

    notes are large and easy to read. It is illustrated with colored drawings the kids love. I highly recommend it.

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