by Charles Peters and Paul Yoder.
This six-part series begins with the basics and progresses through advanced harmony and arranging. Each book is a complete text and workbook in itself containing 30 short lessons and assignments. Most work can be completed outside of rehearsals at the student's own pace. Review and grading can be done in less than 5 minutes of class time. This combination of home study plus just a few minutes of rehearsal time for theory will produce amazing results in a very short time.
Book 1: Beginning Theory Book 2: Intermediate Theory Book 3: Advanced Theory Book 4: Elementary Harmony and Arranging Book 5: Intermediate Harmony and Arranging Book 6: Advanced Harmony and Arranging
Title: Master Theory, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
This method book teaches self-learning and recognition of rhythmic patterns through carefully graduated pieces in a range of styles. Includes teacher/student duets. The authors collaborated with cello specialists for this volume.
Title: Cello Sight-Reading, By Kember and Dammers, Published by Edition Schott
The ideal supplement to any music lessons taken at home or at school, Little Voggy explains the basics of music in a child-friendly manner. Through well-known children songs, the young readers can review and practice what they have just learned. The second part of this book introduces the main and most popular musical instruments with pictures as well as sound. Not only does the included audio CD contain modern arrangements of these children songs, but also provides audio examples of the main instruments, thus music theory remains a fascinating subject easily understandable for children.
Title: Voggy's ABC of Music Theory, Published by Voggenreiter, Item number: 3802405021
This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the cello at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of cello theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory, or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of cello theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to cello theory, and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the cello; learning about line and space notes; learning musical symbols; and how to draw music.
Title: Beginner Cello Theory for Children, By Smith, Melanie, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20451