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Bach’s Suite Gift

Bach’s Suite Gift: A Musical Journey Through J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
There are sections on editions, the suite, musical ingredients, trills and ornaments, approach, Bach’s life, and the cello in Bach’s time. Each movement has a description, the music with bass line, and the Anna Magadelina MS. The sources are listed. The music is without bowings, includes fingerings, and  has Anna Magadelina MS bowings in a cue line above the music. Video support available (after the quarantine).44 pages.
 
$19.95
 
 

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Cello Playing is Easy       Part 1: Warm-ups

CelloPlayingIsEasyWarmUpsCello Playing Is Easy—Warm-ups is a comprehensive guide to technique for cello from establishing the beginning stages to maintenance for the mature player. Contents:

Body: concepts; routines for energy and freedom of movement; and Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener’s Warm-Up/ Cool-Down Exercises.

Sound: concepts; basic bow strokes; tone development; preparation for spiccato; spiccato; advanced bowing techniques; and pizzicato.

Pitch: concepts, shifting, trills, thumb position, double stops, vibrato, intonation, and double joints.

Guides for the Teacher: technique guides; group lesson guide; lesson manager; and comprehensive musicianship guides on 8 levels of advancement.

Guides for the Cellist: planners, Technique Check List, and biographies of contributors.

174 pages. 190 full color pictures. Website has companion videos.

$34.95

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Tocar Chelo es Fácil       Primera Parte: Calentamiento (Descarga sólo)

$20.00

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 Laminated Spiccato and Octave Wizard Sheet

This two-sided laminate5 sheet provides a stand alone tool for two of the most used pages in the Warm-ups book.

$2.50 with the purchase of the Warm-ups book use PROMO CODE.

$5.00 as a stand alone purchase.

Stand Alone Warm-ups Companion Video Access (the access code will be sent after you order)

$24.95

Cello Playing is Easy       Part 2: Scales and Arpeggios

Cello Playing Is Easy—Scales and Arpeggios
This book guides cellists through Eight Steps from Foundation through Artist, encompassing Ten Repertoire/Technique Levels, which develop the vocabulary of Western Music.  It is intended for teachers who want to know how and when to present scales and arpeggios, for cellists who are interested in mastering the Ivan Galamian Scale System for Violoncello, and for practice partners who want to understand the process. Includes: Group Activities, Checklists for each Step, Theory Facts, 14 Organizational Plans, Cello Positions Game, Cello Positions Chart, and a Comprehensive Curriculum for Cello. 128 pages, spiral bound. Video support on line at celloplayingiseasy.com.

$34.95

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Cello Playing is Easy       Part 3: Etudes

Cello Playing Is Easy—Etudes: A Comprehensive Guide is designed as an overview of etude study for the teacher with ideas about how to guide a student to integrate analysis, fundamental theory concepts, sight-reading, and technique.  Mature cellists will find this book useful to compare their etude analyses. There are also companion videos on the celloplayingiseasy.com  website to demonstrate ideas in the text.

 

$24.95

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Ready To Read for Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass

ReadyToReadReady to Read for Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass has

100 Games to prepare the reading process presented in the Sight Reading is Easy series.

Topics include: pitch; rhythm; musical terms & symbols; notation; and improvisation.

Game materials are included with the book in a clear poly envelope.

138 Pages.

 $34.95

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Sight Reading is Easy series

This series instrument specific reading books can be used separately for each instrument or together for group programs as the music is in unison. Each instrument book package includes four reading level books with a Guide, and Encyclopedia of Musical Information. There is no teacher’s score. To see Sight Reading is Easy—At a Glance, go to the Supplementary Materials tab.

 

Sight Reading is Easy for Cello

SightReadyIsEasyForStringBass

This package contains:

Book 1—Let’s Go (#1-66)
Book 2—Moving Forward (#67-128)
Book 3—Sixteenth Notes and Other Things (#129-213)
Book 4—Music in Threes and Finishing Things (#214-268)

with a Guide and Encyclopedia of Musical Information with a Rhythm Dictionary.

$34.95

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Sight Reading is Easy for Violin

SightReadyIsEasyForViolin

This package contains:

Book 1—Let’s Go (#1-66)
Book 2—Moving Forward (#67-128)
Book 3—Sixteenth Notes and Other Things (#129-213)
Book 4—Music in Threes and Finishing Things (#214-268)
with a Guide and Encyclopedia of Musical Information with a Rhythm Dictionary.

$34.95

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Sight Reading is Easy for Viola

SightReadyIsEasyForViola

This package contains:

Book 1—Let’s Go (#1-66)
Book 2—Moving Forward (#67-128)
Book 3—Sixteenth Notes and Other Things (#129-213)
Book 4—Music in Threes and Finishing Things (#214-268)
with a Guide and Encyclopedia of Musical Information with a Rhythm Dictionary.

$34.95

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Sight Reading is Easy for String Bass

SightReadyIsEasyForStringBass

This package contains:

Preparation for Book 1 (#P1-P43)

Book 1—Let’s Go (#1-66)
Book 2—Moving Forward (#67-128)
Book 3—Sixteenth Notes and Other Things (#129-213)
Book 4—Music in Threes and Finishing Things (#214-268)

with a Guide and Encyclopedia of Musical Information with a Rhythm Dictionary.

$34.95

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Advanced Applications

AdvancedApplications
Advanced Applications is a series of essays and interviews designed to help a cellist prepare orchestra and chamber music; improvise; compose; and study theory.

Contributors include:

Chicago Symphony members Tom Hall and David Sanders; Cincinnati Orchestra Principal, Eric Kim; Pittsburgh Symphony cellist, Michael DeBruyn; Pacific Quartet cellist, Brandon Vamos; Artist/Educator Renata Bratt; Composer Carl van Wyk; and Tanya Carey.

$12.95

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Cello Playing is Easy     Part 5: Repertoire Review and Building

Cello Playing Is Easy—Repertoire Review and Building empowers cellists with an approach to learning literature and performance review. It contains sections on performing; Bach study; goal setting, and organization.