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The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 and audio

Book 1

By Janice Tucker Rhoda

Chamber Cello, piano
Book 1. Composed by Janice Tucker Rhoda. SWS. Back To School. Instructional. Instructional book and digital audio. With Standard notation. 48 pages. Carl Fischer Music #ABC13X. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.ABC13X).

Item Number: CF.ABC13X

ISBN 9780825871269. 9 X 12 inches.

This best-selling instruction book along with download is the perfect start for an Absolute Beginner of any age on the Cello. The many melodies plus short warm-up exercises and study pieces advance students technically in an easy and enjoyable way. Simple duets, scales, a note-reading worksheet, glossary and practice chart are also included along with many graphs to show left-hand finger placement. The download consists of three components: 29 performance pieces of cello with piano accompaniments, 29 piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments.

  • Alouette (French Folk Song) 
  • Arkansas Traveler (American Reel Dance) 
  • Child's Play (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • Chinese River Flowing (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • Clown, The (French Folk Song) 
  • Frere Jacques (French Folk Song) 
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody (American Folk Song) 
  • Home On The Range (American Cowboy Song) 
  • Hope, The (Hatikvah) (N. H. Imber) 
  • Irish Washer Woman (Irish Jig) 
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J. S. Bach) 
  • Jingle Bells (James Pierpont) 
  • Lightly Row (German Folk Song) 
  • London Bridge (English Folk Song) 
  • Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly) 
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb (American Folk Song) 
  • Merry-Go-Round (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • My Dreydl (Hanukah Song) (S. Grossman & S. Goldfarb) 
  • New World Symphony (A. Dvorak) 
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) (John Francis Wade) 
  • Ode to Joy (L. van Beethoven)  
  • Over The Ocean (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • Playing Soccer (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • Pop! Goes The Weasel (English Folk Song) 
  • School Is Out! (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • Shakespeare Play, A (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (French Folk Song) 
  • Violin Concerto Theme (L. van Beethoven) 
  • Waves Of The Sea (J. T. Rhoda) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • May 22, 2015 easy intro

    easy introduction to cello, goes well with suzuki cello book

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  • 5

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  • December 21, 2009 love the new cd in the book

    this book has many good songs along with exercises, scales, duets. the enclosed cd is really good containing not only performances of the songs, but the free piano accompaniment book to print. A bargain, well worth the money, am enjoying it thoroughly. highly recommend for other new beginners too. it...

    has made cello playing fun for me. thanks, shhetmusicplus!

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