Position Pieces for Cello Book 1
Position Pieces for Cello is designed to give students a logical and fun way to learn their way around the fingerboard. Each hand position is introduced with exercises called "Target Practice", "Geography Quiz" and "Names and Numbers". Following these exercises are tuneful cello duets which have been specifically composed to require students to play in that hand position. In this way, students gain a thorough knowledge of how to find the hand positions and, once there, which notes are possible to play. Using these pieces (with names like "I Was a Teenage Monster", "The Irish Tenor" and "I've Got the Blues, Baby") position study on the cello has never been so much fun! Rick Mooney writes: "The pieces in this book have been specially designed to help you find certain important notes (I call them 'targets') on the cello fingerboard. The notes that I think of as targets have the same names as the open strings. That way, I can always be sure I have hit the bull's eye by testing the fingered notes with an open string. These pieces will also help you to learn how certain other notes are easy to play once you have hit the target." 64 pages.