- Paperback: 46 pages
- Publisher: Carl Fischer Music Dist (30 September 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0825838894
- ISBN-13: 978-0825838897
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 23.5 x 31.1 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,43,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The ABC's Of Cello for the Advanced, Book 3 Paperback – Import, 30 Sep 2001
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About the Author
Janice Tucker Rhoda designed her path-breaking instruction series, The ABCs of Strings, to encourage students of all ages to play the Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. She has given clinics and courses at colleges worldwide and has served as an adjudicator for solo competitions. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where her teacher was Eric Rosenblith, protégé of Carl Flesch. She also studied with such luminaries as Nancy Cirillo, Rudolf Kolisch, Yuri Mazurkevich, George Neikrug, Daniel Pinkham, Gunther Schuller, Roman Totenberg and Benjamin Zander. Ms. Rhoda has brilliantly adapted her innovative approach to the Cello. Her Complete Technique books for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass is a new series introduced in 2014.
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The beggining book has a nice mixture of melodies and instructions, and I quickly got back up to speed. To get the most out of it, you really need to sit and read it as well, small phrases can be passed over that are very important, such as "try to think about the musical phrase while you play" is easy to overlook while practicing, but important to keep in mind.
Having played before I am finding myself flipping back and forth between books, but even the begginning book has some lovely pieces that with changes in emphasis or repeats become compelling pieces for performance.
The emphasis on these books is on finger positions and placement, and by the time you get to the third book you may have outgrown this series. (They say a virtuoso cellist doesn't think about placement, just uses the finger that best fits the flow of the piece and the transitions needed - but it is important to learn these things, then take liberties.) I don't think any book can help you with intonation, phrasing and musicality (listen to YoYo Ma CDs for that), but this is a very good practice series with a good variety of pieces.
Thank you ^^