This book is designed to give students a logical and fun way to learn their way around the fingerboard. Each hand position is introduced with exercises, following which are tuneful cello duets that have been specifically composed to require students to play in that hand position.
Title: Position Pieces for Cello, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B762
"Position Pieces for Cello Book 2" fills the pedagogical gap between the first book of "Position Pieces" and the two "Thumb Position for Cello" books in that it covers the fifth, sixth and seventh positions. "Position Pieces for Cello Book 2" systematically introduces ways to find the correct location of each position and also to understand the various finger patterns required. As with Mr. Mooney's other books this is accomplished in an enjoyable and creative manner through the use of cello duets. With titles like "Surfing Cellos", "Jumping Flea", and "The Happy Certified Public Accountant" these pieces are really fun for students to play! This book will prove to be an indispensable tool for intermediate level cello students.
Title: Position Pieces for Cello: Book 2, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B20572
This book has been designed to give you a solid understanding of the four basic thumb position fingering patterns. In the first part of the book, each section deals with one pattern. The pieces in the last section have a variety of patterns in them. Includes daily warm-ups for each pattern.
Title: Thumb Position for Cello, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B763
Sixty familiar and fun melodies including "Camptown Races" and "Ode to Joy." The first folk songs are composed of fingered notes against open strings then the tunes progress through closed finger patterns, extensions, shifting, sixths, thirds, etc.
Title: Double Stops for Cello, By Mooney, Rick, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B761