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Beginner's Guide to the Cello - Book One

By Francis Grant

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Cello - Grade 1
Composed by Francis Grant. Books/Methods. Published by LudwigMasters Publications (LG.10300121).

Item Number: LG.10300121

The objective of the Beginner's Guide to the Cello is to provide interesting material with which the conscientious teacher can "build" a cellistic posture of the hands and body and lay the groundwork for future development. Specific requirements of a technical nature, such as playing in the various parts of the bow and holding the fingers in place, have been omitted for several reasons. First, to present a clear and uncluttered page, which is a primary obligation in writing for the untrained eye; and second, the use of such signs and abbreviations in elementary instruction is considered to be less effective than verbal directions from the teacher. The teacher is free, therefore, to exercise his or her own judgment and impose his or her own requirements in these matters. The Open D and A Strings The Open G, D, and A Strings The First and Third Fingers on the D String The Fourth Finger on the D String The First, Third, and Fourth Fingers on the A String The First, Third, and Fourth Fingers on the C and G Strings The Detached Slur, The Slur, and The Tie Crossing the Strings New Rhythms (The Eighth Note) The Dotted Note The Second Finger on the D and A Strings Exercises on All Four Strings.

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