The Cello Fun Book

(10 customer reviews)

The Cello Fun Book for Young Students by Larry E. Newman includes many innovative teaching techniques for elementary age students including extra large sized notation, letter names inside the note heads, limited material per page, fun, child centered graphics. Mix and match editions are available for violin, viola, cello and bass.
Free online mp3 accompaniments, too!

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10 reviews for The Cello Fun Book

  1. Catherine Card

    This book is easy and fun for children and or Adults just learning the cello. This is well executed for teachers to help the student understand the cello basics. Well done!!!

  2. Tracy Sparks

    This has been a fun book for my 5 year old student. I did have to supplement on bowing practice on open strings, but over all my student loves the book!

  3. Sheri H.

    It is a good book for students.

  4. Tinat702

    I bought this for my 13 year old son who recently decided he wants to learn to play the cello. It is a little babyish, but overall, my son is enjoying it. The lessons are easy to understand, and easy to follow.

  5. Vicenta Rios

    Easy and fun to learn the basics of Cello and a way to learn how to read music sheets! Awesome

  6. Amanda

    I have played violin for many years. I know string basics, but no idea how to teach it only play. My 3 year old son has been obsessed with cellos for months now and we finally decided to buy him a 1/10 cello. Lessons for a 3 year old who will only sit still for 5 minutes at a time isn’t worth it to me. We decided to take on the task of teaching him ourselves. This book is way more than I expected. It give you a outline of how to start to basics. It starts off with different rythmns in the D and A open strings. Then it goes to using one finger, then the 3rd finger then the 4th finger slowly. I REALLY like this, especially because everyone was suggesting Suzuki but Suzuki jumps right into using all 4 fingers from the beginning. I do not like this concept. Suzuki teachers might introduce it slowly, however that make’s children extremely board playing the same song slowly learning little bits for months or even a year at a time. This book does so much more than that, giving different rythmns and variations to easy to understand concepts, building foundational techniques. 100% recommend this book. I am surprised I’ve never heard of this book/method until I ran upon it on Amazon. This should be way more popular than Suzuki in my humble opinion.

  7. Ronald Nelson

    An excellent book with excellent choices of pieces to play. I would like to know the meaning of the letters above most of the notes

    • Tim

      The letters are chord changes for a guitarist or pianist so that they can provide accompaniment to the cello solo.

  8. Tinat702

    I bought this for my 13 year old son who recently decided he wants to learn to play the cello. It is a little babyish, but overall, my son is enjoying it. The lessons are easy to understand, and easy to follow.

  9. Mrs. Leatherstone

    This is the perfect book for elementary students or non-English speakers. Print is large and clear – and not overloaded with too much on each page. I use it with the violin, viola and bass books for my string classes.

  10. Lyn Bertles

    I am a string teacher and highly recommend this book for young cello beginners. Every step of learning is addressed, starting with the open strings and how to hold the bow, with short songs at each step as students learn to finger the notes. Extra large music notation and using letters for note names help students learn the basics of music and cello playing.

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