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Mellow Cello

18 tuneful and jazzy pieces for the beginner celli

By Richard Kershaw

Cello - easy-intermediate
18 tuneful and jazzy pieces for the beginner celli. Composed by Richard Kershaw. Fentone Instrumental Books. Play Along. Book and CD. Composed 2003. 40 pages. Fentone Music #F 828-400. Published by Fentone Music (HL.44004703).

Item Number: HL.44004703

ISBN 9789043139120. 9x12 inches. International (more than one language).

The tunes in Mellow Cello are designed to provide an introduction to jazz and popular music styles for young cellists, ranging from beginners to performers at a somewhat more advanced level. The first pieces use only open strings, both pizzicato and bowed: here, the cellist gains experience in counting rests as well as exploring the four strings. From pieces 4 to 9 the fingers are brought into play, starting with the first finger only, until all four are used. The pieces in the second half of the book allow the cellist to explore a variety of jazz styles. A piano accompaniment part is included for concert performances.

De melodieen in Mellow Cello vormen een introductie tot jazzy en lichte muziekstijlen voor jonge cellisten: van beginners tot spelers die al een beetje verder zijn. De ritmes worden geleidelijk steeds jazzier. De tweede helftvan het boek biedt de cellist de mogelijkheid diverse jazzstijlen te ontdekken. Alle stukken in Mellow Cello staan in de eerste positie, hoewel in dit boek ook de halve positie wordt geintroduceerd. Met een swingende cd

Die Stucke in Mellow Cello sind als Einfuhrung fur junge Cellisten in Jazzstile und Unterhaltungsmusik gedacht. In den ersten Stucken kommen nur gezupfte und gestrichene offene Saiten vor, spater kommen nach und nach alle Finger ins Spiel. Gleichzeitig werden auch die Rhythmen etwas jazziger und komplizierter. In der zweiten Halfte des Buches gibt es eine Vielzahl an Jazzstilen zu entdecken. Alle Stucke in Mellow Cello bewegen sich innerhalb der ersten Lage (mit wenigen Erweiterungen). Ausser den im Buch notierten Klavierbegleitungen gibt es eine CD, die sowohl Demo- als auch Mitspielversionen aller Stucke enthalt.

I brani raccolti in Mellow Cello sono pensati per far familiarizzare i giovani violoncellisti principianti o di livello elementare con le varie forme di jazz e della musica pop. I primi brani fanno appello alle corde vuote (in pizzicato o con l'archetto), esplorando le quattro corde. Le dita entrano progressivamente in scena dal quarto al nono e i ritmi diventano piu "jazzy". Benche il brano On Your Marks introduca la mezza posizione e che Let's Boogie proponga qualche estensione, quasi tutti i brani proposti si limitano alla prima posizione.

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  • Plucky Number 
  • Here Comes The Boogie Man 
  • Lazy Daze 
  • March The First 
  • Question And Answer 
  • Back To School Blues 
  • Race Against Time 
  • Itchy Fingers 
  • Bouncy Castle 
  • On Your Marks 
  • Stay Cool 
  • Floating In The Air 
  • Major/Minor 
  • Big Decision 
  • Street Fight 
  • African Song 
  • Let's Boogie 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • August 22, 2012 Lovely Jazzy Pieces

    I've been learning for three years and found that I really enjoyed playing these pieces. The pieces ranged from beginner and progressed to early intermediate. The accompaniments were so jazzy and musical that I felt I sounded much more advanced than i probably did! These are great pieces to...

    learn or simply revise technique. This book is a great teaching tool. The first piece used only open strings.the last was fast with many dotted notes. All are in first position. This is a rare combination of not too difficult but really musical at the same time.

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  • 5

    Portland, OR
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  • December 12, 2011 Great practice and lots of fun

    I'm a new (adult) cello player and really love this CD. The songs are easy enough to work up to but they don't sound like "beginner" stuff. Very well-written, with lots of interplay with the accompanist and you. It's great training for pitch, timing, dynamics... and...

    just lots of fun!

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