I found this to be a really helpful cello method - very good for practising technique and a good focus on tonalisation as well. However needs to be used alongside another book as it very much throws you in at the deep end.
As an adult who already plays two instruments and has my grade 5 theory it is a really useful book. I would be wary of you are a parent looking to find a book for your child, it's quite intense and you may risk putting your child off!
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Suzuki Cello School, Volume 1: Cello Part Paperback – 1 November 1999
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- Publisher : Alfred Publishing; Revised edition (1 November 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 24 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0874874793
- ISBN-13 : 978-0874874792
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Great for adults with a musical backgroundReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2016
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Excellent book with accessible and interesting exercisesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2019
I am not following the suzuki method but my teacher is happy for me to use it and I found the book excellent. Plenty of useful exercises and interesting tunes for an adult beginner (unlike other books). Navigated through it nicely in one month (could already read music)
Now my daughter sounds tolerableReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2020
Well, now my daughter sounds tolerable. She was all over the place with Vamoosh. The pieces on these are easy to read for a kido and practice, while not giving their parents a head ache.
A good start for the cello playerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 December 2011
One thing that I wasn't expecting when I bought this book for my six year old son was that it would have "proper" music notation from the start. It was a little scary at first (he uses the Tetratunes book too where the music is written using letters and numbers) but as the tunes are so simple, it is a good way to familiarise young children with music notation. The exercises are good but I wonder whether it would have been worth buying the CD that accompanies this book too?
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