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The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 & MP3/PDF
The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & MP3/PDF)*
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC13X
ISBN: 0825871263 or 978-0825871269 ($11.99)


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Alouette, French Folk Song
Arkansas Traveler, American Reel Dance
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Janice Tucker Rhoda's phenomenally successful series, The ABCs of Cello, owes much of its success to the wonderful original material and to the sensitive arrangements of classical, folk, fiddle and other popular melodies.

This best-selling instruction book along with download is the perfect start for an Absolute Beginner of any age on the Cello. The many melodies plus short warm-up exercises and study pieces advance students technically in an easy and enjoyable way. Simple duets, scales, a note-reading worksheet, glossary and practice chart are also included along with many graphs to show left-hand finger placement. The included digital download consists of three components: 29 mp3 performance pieces of cello with piano accompaniments, 29 mp3 piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments.

*IMPORTANT UPDATE August 2016: You can download all MP3s online.

You will see the "Download Code" on the inside of the front cover in your new ABCs of Cello Book 1.

Directions:
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*search for ABC13X and click on the cover image
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All 58 performance tracks can be downloaded. 29 performance mp3s of Cello solos with Piano accompaniments, and 29 mp3s of Piano accompaniments by themselves for play-along. The PDF file of the piano accompaniments can be downloaded.

Rob Bethel is a critically acclaimed classical and improvisational cellist who plays The ABCs of Cello Book 1 MP3s with passion, sensitivity and gusto. World-renowned pianist Artem Belogurov is known for his verve, wit, and delicatesse.

**In past printings of ABCs of Cello Book 1, a CD insert was attached to the inside of the back cover. You may have purchase that edition prior to August 2016. The special CD insert consists of three components: 29 performance pieces of cello with piano accompaniments, piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments.

Each book in the cello series has its own piano accompaniment book to help facilitate practice and recital performance. Beginning cellists learn to play better in tune while playing along with piano. They are expertly arranged by composers Dr. David Cleary and Dan Fox.

PLEASE NOTE beginning August 2016: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1 can be downloaded. After purchasing ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & MP3/PDF) you will see the "Download Code" on the inside of the front cover.

PLEASE NOTE regarding Book & audio CD edition prior to 2014: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1 (Catalog No. ABC14) is now a PDF file on the CD enclosed in ABCs of Cello Book 1. You may print the accompaniments yourself! Printable PDF Directions

PLEASE NOTE regarding Book & MP3 CD edition: 2014 to July 2016, the CD insert consists of MP3s. MP3s & Printable PDF Directions - How to Convert MP3 files to Audio CD

The ABCs of Cello books will help prepare you to play duets, string quartets, and in your local community orchestra’s cello section. Add The ABCs of String Orchestra Cello Part for additional reinforcement!


The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1
The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC14
ISBN: 0825836387 or 978-0825836381 ($15.95)
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This is the Easy Piano Accompaniment Book for The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1! A Cello Teacher, Amateur or Professional Pianist will enjoy playing these simple yet beautiful accompaniments. Beginning cellists learn to play better in tune while playing along with piano. Great for home practice and recital preparation. Enjoy the ensemble playing! Expertly arranged by composers Dr. David Cleary and Dan Fox.

PLEASE NOTE beginning August 2016: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1 can be downloaded. After purchasing ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1 (Book & MP3/PDF) you will see the "Download Code" on the inside of the front cover.

PLEASE NOTE in past editions: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 1 (ABC14) is a PDF file on the CD enclosed in The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1. You may print the accompaniments yourself! Printable PDF Directions


The ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2 (Book & MP3/PDF)
The ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2 (Book & MP3/PDF)*
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC15X
ISBN: 0825886856 or 978-0825886850 ($14.99)
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The Merry Widow (waltz) by Franz Lehar
The Lost Horizon (Ha-Ofek He-Avud) by Janice Tucker Rhoda
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The ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2 features learning 2nd Position with melodies, warm-up exercises, study pieces, scales and arpeggios, and many graphs to show new left-hand finger placement, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart. As a direct continuation of the ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1, students enjoy learning additional slurred bowing techniques, rhythms, new key and time signatures. 2nd position is introduced in a logical, easy to learn manner covering all 4 strings.

*New August 2016: There are MP3s of the performances and PDF file of the piano accompaniments to download!

You will see the "Download Code" on the inside of the front cover in your new ABCs of Cello Book 2.

Directions:
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*search for ABC15X and click on the cover image
*enter your code at the bottom of the page
All 86 performance tracks can be downloaded. 43 mp3 performances of Cello solos with Piano accompaniments, and 43 mp3 piano accompaniments by themselves for play-along. The PDF file of the piano accompaniments can be downloaded.

**In past printings of ABCs of Cello Book 2, an mp3/data CD insert was attached to the inside of the back cover. You may have purchase that edition prior to August 2016. It consists of three components: 43 mp3 performance pieces of cello with piano accompaniments, piano accompaniment tracks by themselves for play-along, and a printable pdf file of the piano accompaniments. The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2, on the CD, will help facilitate practice and recital performance. Performances by cellist Ignacy Grzelazka and pianist Artem Belogurov.

Lovely melodies abound like Beethoven’s Russian Folk Song, Turkey in the Straw, Cherry Blossoms, Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, Stephen Foster's Old Folks at Home, Row Your Boat, Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Auld Lang Syne, Beautiful Dreamer and Amazing Grace. Beautiful original pieces by Janice Tucker Rhoda including The Lost Horizon/Ha-Ofek He-Avud, The Native's Chant, Gentle Breezes/Soyokaze, Monkey and the Elephant, Lullaby and China Sea are student recital favorites.

PLEASE NOTE beginning August 2016: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2 can be downloaded. After purchasing ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2 (Book & MP3/PDF) you will see the "Download Code" on the inside of the front cover.

PLEASE NOTE in past editions: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2 (Catalog No. ABC16) is a PDF file on the CD enclosed in ABCs of Cello Book 2. You may print the accompaniments yourself! MP3s & Printable PDF Directions


The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2
The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC16
ISBN: 0825838886 or 978-0825838880 ($16.95)
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This is the Easy Piano Accompaniment Book for The ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2! A Cello Teacher, Amateur or Professional Pianist will enjoy playing these simple yet beautiful accompaniments. Intermediate cellists learn to play better in tune while playing along with piano. Great for home practice and recital preparation. Enjoy the ensemble playing! Expertly arranged by composers Dr. David Cleary and Dan Fox.

PLEASE NOTE beginning August 2016: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2 can be downloaded. After purchasing ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2 (Book & MP3/PDF) you will see the "Download Code" on the inside of the front cover.

PLEASE NOTE in past editions: The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 2 (ABC16) is a PDF file on the CD enclosed in The ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2. You may print the accompaniments yourself! MP3s & Printable PDF Directions


The ABCs of Cello for the Advanced, Book 3
The ABCs of Cello for the Advanced, Book 3
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC17
ISBN: 0825838894 or 978-0825838897 ($11.99)
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The ABCs of Cello for the Advanced, Book 3 features 3rd Position and has 43 Melodies, Finger Graphs, Warm-ups, Scales, Arpeggios, a worksheet for note-recognition and practice chart.

This is the perfect instruction book for the Advanced student of any age on the Cello! Students enjoy learning 3rd position for the very first time on all 4 strings! Spiccato bowing technique and double stops are introduced in an easy manner. Many pieces cover 1st, 2nd and 3rd position shifting.

Lovely melodies abound like Anton Rubenstein's Melody in F, Marie Cowen's Waltzing Matilda, Stephen Foster’s Oh Susanna, Old Kentucky Home, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Scotland’s Annie Laurie, France’s Sur Le Pont D’Avignon and Au Clair De La Lune, Ireland's When Irish Eyes are Smiling, and Germany’s Ach, Du Lieber Augustin. Beautiful original pieces by Janice Tucker Rhoda including The Singing Strad, Young Mozart, Dancing Tigers and George Washington are student recital favorites. In addition, The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 3 will help facilitate practice and recital performance.


The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 3
The ABCs of Cello Easy Piano Accompaniment for Book 3
Author: Janice Tucker Rhoda
CF Cat No: ABC18
ISBN: 0825838908 or 978-0825838903 ($14.95)
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This is the Easy Piano Accompaniment Book for The ABCs of Cello for the Advanced, Book 3! A Cello Teacher, Amateur or Professional Pianist will enjoy playing these simple yet beautiful accompaniments. Advanced cellists will continue to perfect their intonation while playing along with piano. Great for home practice and recital preparation. Enjoy the ensemble playing! Expertly arranged by composers Dr. David Cleary and Dan Fox.

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CELLO TEACHERS COMMENTS

"I love Janice Tucker Rhoda's method books because they are easy to follow. As a cello teacher and member of the American String Teachers Association, I have reviewed many method books, and found Janice's books to be a fun, organized, "no frills" book to offer my students. The students enjoy being able to play familiar songs right from the "get go." Many method books are so cluttered with information the student has a difficult time focusing on the lesson and just ends up very confused. The The ABCs of Cello series of method books are excellent books for every level, they progress nicely through the positions and move the student smoothly through their musical endeavors."
Charlene Ledoux, B.A., AA-Music, CMP-bd member NHASTA, cellist Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra in N. Andover, MA, Fitchburg State College Chamber Group, Charlaurie Cello Duet ensemble, Cello teacher, southern NH

"I LOVE the The ABCs of Cello books! It is so clear and uncluttered (unlike so many current books) with large type, plenty of space between the lines and pieces, organized pedagogical goals, and helpful hints mixed in. I especially enjoy the mix of well-known tunes, important classical melodies, and Ms. Rhoda's original songs. This is the first source I go to when I teach a new student! I know he or she would not be intimidated with this volume and will enjoy the learning process without being overwhelmed."
Greg Hamilton, DMA, Professor of Cello, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

"Janice Tucker Rhoda has created an outstanding book for the beginner cellist. No need to buy a supplementary book, as The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner includes a collection of songs and etudes in comprehensive sequence. The practice planner and chart keep everything together for that forgetful cellist and the duets are fun for the student and teacher alike! I highly recommend this book for those ready to dive into the art of cello playing and for those teaching group and private lessons."
Maria Scherer Wilson, B.M.E., M.M., Alternative Cellist/String Specialist, Seattle, WA

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