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

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Chapter 6. Music You Can Play

AT THE END OF THIS CHAPTER is a list of some excellent books of beginning and intermediate cello music that you may want to buy. To get you off to a fast start, in this chapter you’ll find a few easy songs that you can play. Some of the songs use performance techniques discussed in this book. On the DVD, you’ll find complete performances of eight of these songs.

Tips for Practicing

PRACTICING THE CELLO ALONE, in a quiet room at home, is essential if you want to improve. Even very young beginners should practice for 15 minutes every day. Most students up through middle school should plan on practicing at least 30 minutes every day, and 45 minutes to an hour of daily practice is not too much for high-school students who ...

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