A Step-by-step method written for beginning cello students of any age, with or without a teacher. The left page gives information about the tune: where the hard spots are, various techniques and some music theory. The right page provides different bowing patterns and a line of music at the bottom showing you all the notes that are used in the tune. Scales and arpeggios are included with most tunes. The companion CD teaches all of the tunes, studies, scales and arpeggios in this book by ear. Learn to read notated music in the first position of the cello, playing classical, American, Celtic and blues tunes as well as how to follow a chord chart and accompany other musicians.