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If only this book were more readily available and about £10 cheaper, then I could have given it 5 stars. Content is excellent particularly as it's aimed at people like me - adult beginners. If you are someone who's just taking up the cello and you're not a youngster, then I highly recommend this book. But you'll probably not buy it because it's not readily available and you'll baulk at the price!
I received a cello last year and promptly bought this book. It was delivered quickly and I started learning. The diagram for fingering in the first chapter didn't make sense until I had a session with a cello teacher. Then I was able to teach myself for the next 7 months, at which point I needed a teacher because the fingering changed again and the drawings were confusing. I haven't made use of the CD which comes with it.