I Used To Play Cello

An Innovative Method for Adults Returning To Play

Arranged by Larry Clark & Doris Gazda
Book and CD
Performing Ensemble: Cello with Piano
Instrumentation: Cello
Item Number: BF66
Number of Pages: 48
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

I Used to Play is a new series for adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its #1 goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by not only reviewing theory and technique with etudes, but also providing them with types of music they want to play, like pop, jazz, and classical tunes. Each book contains a CD with audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only play-along versions. The CD also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities. It's just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again!

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Arranger Clark, Larry , Gazda, Doris


About the Authors
About this Book
Music Theory Review
Major Patterns in 4/4 Time
Minor Patterns in 3/4 Time
Keys of D and G Major
Keys of E and A Minor
Bowing Styles: Legato
Bowing Styles: Staccato
"Keys of F, C and Bb Major and their Relative Minors"
Etudes and Pieces
Fiddling Tunes
Amazing Grace
America the Beautiful
American Patrol
Auld Lang Syne
Aura Lee
Barcarolle (from the Opera The Tales of Hoffman)
Can-Can (from the Opera Orpheus in the Underworld)
Cielito Lindo
Entr'acte (from the Opera Carmen)
Island Dance
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Let Us Break Bread Together
Londonderry Air
March Militaire
Minuet (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Scarborough Fair
Silent Night (Inspired by Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie)
"Symphony No. 94 Theme (""Surprise Symphony"")"
Turkey in the Straw
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
When Johnny Comes Marching Home