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For Immediate Release March 2012

New Edition of ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2

The ABCs of CelloNew York, NY — Janice Tucker Rhoda’s ABCs of Cello for the Intermediate, Book 2 (ABC15X - $14.99) now comes with a CD containing MP3 performance tracks with piano accompaniment, piano accompaniment only, and printable PDF files of all piano accompaniments. This volume addresses the second position with melodies, warm-up exercises, study pieces, scales and arpeggios. It also includes graphs to show left-hand finger placement, a note-reading worksheet and practice chart. As a direct continuation of The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1, students will learn additional slurred bowing techniques and rhythms, as well as new key and time signatures.

Janice Tucker Rhoda's best-selling method series, The ABCs of Strings, encompasses books, DVDs and CDs for violin, viola, cello, bass and string orchestra. The books combine melodies from classical music standards, folk and fiddle tunes, rock 'n roll and jazz, and Ms. Rhoda's original compositions in these various styles along with warm-up exercises, scales and study pieces. There are simple graphs showing left-hand finger placement, and practice charts in all of the books. Each beginner book has additional duets, worksheets for note identification and a glossary of music terms and symbols. The ABCs of Strings is designed with student and teacher in mind, and is compatible with current and classic methods. Throughout the series, new concepts, no matter how tricky or challenging, are introduced in an easy-to-learn manner that is enjoyable for student and teacher. They develop a solid foundation from the beginning. Students advance gradually, logically and thoroughly to playing proficiently in a way that makes learning a stringed instrument easy and fun. See all titles in The ABCs of Strings series here.

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