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Cello Method

By Christine Watts

Cello - Beginning
Composed by Christine Watts. Method, Wire bound, Classical, Children and Young Beginner. All styles. Book and online audio. 152 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #96459. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96459).

Item Number: MB.96459

ISBN 9780786629213. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A wonderful new edition of our Cello Method book which teaches the beginning cello student everything they need to know. The book starts with Seating and Bow Hold, then covers all the details of the Language of Music, reading, writing and playing. Cello Method follows with Extensive Bowing Exercises and Stretch Position with Thorough Instruction and Material all the way through Shifting to 4th Position. Enchanting New Songs and Old Classics follow and are mixed with Detailed Explanations and Many Bowing Exercises to Create a Beautiful Sound with the Bow. Cello Method has three different levels of bow instruction with bowing variations, exclusive to this method book only. Includes access to online audio.

  • Blues In C 
  • Hallelujah Chorus 
  • Symphony I  Performed by Johannes Brahms
  • The Blue Bells Of Scotland 
  • The First Noel 
  • The Wedding March  Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Three Blind Mice 
  • A Thanksgiving Song 
  • Barnyard Secrets  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Halloween  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Polar Bears  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Teddy Has Balloons  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Bingo 
  • Little Flower  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Song (From The Opera Seraglio)  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Song Of The Sea  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Freedom Song  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Good King Wenceslas 
  • Ladybugs  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Laughing Song  Performed by Johann Strauss, Jr
  • Suprise Symphony  Performed by Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Country Fair Day  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Morning Mood  Performed by Edvard Grieg
  • Soldier's March  Performed by Robert Schumann
  • Bourree  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Elephants 
  • Humpty Dumpty 
  • March of the Toy Soldiers  Performed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm  Performed by Arr: Christine Watts
  • The Magic Ring  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Can Can  Performed by Jacques Offenbach
  • Claire de lune 
  • Hot Cross Buns 
  • Merrily We Roll Along 
  • Rainforest  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Evening Hymn 
  • I'm A Little Teapot 
  • Rainforest Ii  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Snakes In The Garden  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Little Boy Blue 
  • Minuet In G  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Musette  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Simle Gifts 
  • The Little Cello  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Beautiful Dreamer 
  • French Song 
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 
  • Aria  Performed by Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Dance Josey Dance 
  • Ode to Joy  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • There's No Place Like Home 
  • Birthday Song 
  • From The Marriage Of Figaro  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Growing  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb 
  • New World Symphony   Performed by Antonin Dvorak
  • This Old Man 
  • Walking  
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas 
  • Etude In A Major  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Happy Trees  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Hush Little Baby 
  • Long Long Ago  Performed by T. Bayly
  • Minuet In C  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Now We Will Dance 
  • The blue Danube Waltz  Performed by Johann Strauss Jr.
  • Come Dance With Me  Performed by Christine Watts
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep 
  • Dreidel 
  • Jingle Bells   Performed by James Pierpont
  • Joy To The World 
  • My Pony Loves Me  Performed by Christine Watts
  • The Marriage of Figaro  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • William Tell Overture  Performed by Gioachino Rossini
  • O Come All Ye Faithful 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    New York, NY
  • September 18, 2003 Great addition for a teacher's arsenal

    I like giving this book to students new to the cello. It introduces concepts in a timely and organized manner, with a combination of tunes everyone knows and some new ones that the student will have to figure out without the help of knowing the melody. My two complaints are...

    1.) the only concept which it is slow to introduce is bowings and slurs. I find that suplimental material is needed for this earlier than when the book introduces it. 2.)The illustrations are not good, the drawings of people look scary and they aren't clear enough to give the student an idea of what a cellist is supposed to look like with the instrument.

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