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Picture Yourself Playing Cello: Step-by-Step Instruction for Playing the Cello by Jim Aikin

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Chapter 1. Your Cello

PLAYING THE CELLO IS A WONDERFUL adventure! As with any adventure, though, it’s smart to be prepared before you start out. If you were planning to go mountain-climbing, for example, you’d need a backpack, a sleeping bag, sunscreen, food and water, and a sturdy pair of hiking boots.

In this book I’ll be your mountain-climbing guide as you set out on the endless adventure of playing the cello. We may not make it to the highest peak, but I’ll guide you up to a crest where you’ll have a clear view of what lies ahead. I’ll point out the safe trails so you know which direction to go next and make sure you’ve packed the right gear. To start our journey, we’ll look at the parts of the cello.

The Parts of the Cello

MOST OF THE CELLO ...

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