Item Number: BA.BA8994
ISBN 9790006562442. 30 x 23 cm inches. Text Language: German, English; Work Language: German, English. Preface: Christoph Sassmannshaus / Melissa Lusk.
The 18 pieces in Volume 1 are structured to follow the same progression of finger patterns introduced in the "Early" Start method. This systematic progression helps the student to solidify the hand position and improve intonation. The basic bowing techniques do not require changes in bow speed or sounding point. The young performer can focus on a straight and beautifully placed bow that produces a pleasing and clear sound.
The "Cello Recital Album", Volume 1 (BA 8994), can be used as a supplement to the "Early Start on the Cello" method, Volumes 1 and 2 (BA 8996 and BA 8997).
Collections of recital pieces for the cello:
* Charming collections of easy pieces in first position
* Each cello part is supported by a piano accompaniment for student performances
* Alternately a second cello part allows duo playing with the teacher during lessons. This early introduction to chamber music brings joy and satisfaction to the young cellist and teaches the student to hear the music as a whole.
* The two volumes (BA 8994, Ba 8995) are designed as companion publications to the Early Start on the Cello method. However, they work equally well as a supplement to any other cello method.
* A variety of rarely published works by well-known cellists and pedagogues such as Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, Hugo Schlemuller, and August Nolck make these publications attractive to teachers and students.
About Baerenreiter's Sassmannshaus
Children playfully learn reliable technique at the earliest age. For more than three decades the Sassmannshaus Tradition has been the household name for excellence in beginner methods in German-speaking countries. More than half a million students have successfully learned to play using this publication.
This tried and tested German method is now available in English! The best-selling method that gave generations of European musicians their foundation is now available in English, with content and songs newly adapted for today's English speaking children.
What makes this method so special?
The child-friendly and age-appropriate text underlying the music enables children to perceive melodies as a whole and to understand their singable qualities.Songs and scales in different positions are easily explained and mastered within the first year. This is an important advantage over methods that confine children to the first position for many years.Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson - children are brought up to become proficient sight-readers and play in chamber music ensembles as early as possible.In contrast to other beginner methods, The Sassmannshaus Tradition progresses swiftly by introducing advanced techniques in rudimentary form, such as shifting and varied bow strokes.Ensemble playing is encouraged from the very beginning.The method is suitable for single instruction as well as for group and class lessons.The large print notes and text as well as many colorful illustrations are particularly child-friendly and very attractive to pre-school children and school children alike.The substantial volumes contain comprehensive material and carefully calibrated learning curves. They keep children curious and interested for many months and years.