A Season of Strings – Cello (download)
A pleasing collection of Christmas favorites for early-intermediate cello. Sing-along words included.
Each song includes 3 separate cello parts, arranged to be played as solos, duets, trios, or as an ensemble in any combination with the other available instruments (there are 3 separate parts each for violin, viola and cello). The available Piano Accompaniment, arranged for intermediate piano students, offers support for all three solo instruments, and fills out the ensemble sound for any instrumental combination. This flexible format offers a vast array of performance possibilities, so the books may be used for years to come.
In this book, advancing beginners are pushed to learn new skills because the songs are familiar, while more advanced students may use the arrangements to experiment with playing in other positions, to hone vibrato skills and musicality, and to build ensemble-playing skills. Requires players to: play in the keys of C , G and D Major, and E minor; shift up neck to play high notes; play in 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures; play slurred, hooked, and staccato bowing styles; play many rhythm combinations.
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