Suzuki Cello School Cello Part, Volume 1 (Revised)
The Suzuki Method may be one of the most well-known and widely used methods for young, string player education. This book of familiar and original pieces will be a great introduction to cello playing for your young beginner. From Folk Songs to Baroque and Romantic periods, you'll quickly help your student learn first position. Your young musician will be able to play easily in D Major, G Major and C Major. This corresponds very nicely with the easier-to-learn scales. Supplement this volume (and the next couple) with Scales Trail Challenge for the Young Cellist.
Each piece introduces new finger patterns or bowing techniques. By the time you finish the book, you will have learned all of the basic, beginning cello techniques. For best results, purchase the Audio CD and Piano Accompaniment Book.
Here's a list of the pieces from Volume 1:
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki)
- French Folk Song (Folk Song)
- Lightly Row (Folk Song)
- Song of the Wind (Folk Song)
- Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song)
- O Come, Little Children (Folk Song)
- May Song (Folk Song)
- Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki)
- Perpetual Motion in D Major (Shinichi Suzuki)
- Perpetual Motion in G Major (Shinichi Suzuki)
- Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly)
- Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki)
- Andantino (Shinichi Suzuki)
- Rigadoon (H. Purcell) * Etude (Shinichi Suzuki)
- The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann)
- Minuet in C, No. 11 in G Major from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV 841 (J. S. Bach)
- Minuet No. 2 from Minuet in G Major, BWV 116 (J. S. Bach).