Cello Time Runners + CD : A second book of easy pieces for cello
- Sheet music | 32 pages
- 226 x 306 x 6mm | 158.76g
- 09 Jan 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New ed.
- music and ill.
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pupils. * Wendy Owen, Ensemble, January 03 * An unexpected bonus handily pocketed at the back of the books is a CD that is sure to boost the most flagging spirits. The rigours of learning are seemingly forgotten as they play alongside the tape - from dreamy strings to the drum-kit beat. As the student becomes aware of the inevitability of the rhythmic beat, we are on the way to establishing an inner 'rhythmic' pulse. The CD helps with listening for good intonation and a beautiful sound as well as freeing the
teacher from the need to accompany, so that a watchful eye can be kept on posture and so on. Pieces are counted in to these tasteful accompaniments. Separate piano accompaniment books are also available. These two volumes certainly succeed in providing lots of motivational repertoire for budding
cellists. Kathy and David Blackwell's continuing series guarantees musical enjoyment! * Stringendo (Australian String Assoc) Vol 1 2004 * An exciting choice of varied titles includes 'Spy Movie' (shades of the 'Pink Panther'?), 'Cello Time Rag' and a flowing 'Summer Evening'. The slow, undulating movements of the whale are obvious in the gentle 'Blue Whale'. Caribbean sunshine and Mexican fiesta times are interspaced with Celtic airs, Parisian cafe jazz, Jacob's Dance and 'Te Deum'. Stack of songs from folk to jazz are thoughtfully selected to give an opportunity for use of vibrato, long and short
bows, legato and staccato . . . * Stringendo (Australian String Assoc) Vol 1 2004 * A pleasant surprise is in store for cello teachers who have not yet come across the Cello Time series . . . The repetitive aspect of practice goes unnoticed when we are presented with such a diverse choice of appealing material. Smiling faces and brightly coloured cheerful scenes on the front cover of both volumes set the stage for an enthusiastic learning atmosphere. Humorous illustrations throughout ensure the promise of happy lesson times. The books are
not too long for youngsters to wade through and the pages are clearly spaced and easy to read. * Stringendo (Australian String Assoc) Vol 1 2004 *
About David Blackwell
initiative, a new assessment specifically designed for students taught in groups, and a contributor to the accompanying book All together! Teaching Music in Groups (ABRSM, 2004). Her teaching experience has led her to co-author Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Time, published by Oxford University Press, with her
husband, David. Kathy and David have presented workshops in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
David Blackwell studied music at Edinburgh University, after which he pursued a career in music publishing, first at ABRSM and then at Oxford University Press. He is co-editor of OUP's In the Mood: 17 Jazz Classics for Choirs and Carols for Choirs 5, and has published a number of single choral arrangements. He is co-writer with his wife Kathy of OUP's award-winning string series, Fiddle, Viola, Cello Time, and String Time, which have twice
won the MIA award for Best Educational Publication. He now works as a freelance music editor, composer and arranger.
In 2017 Kathy and David Blackwell received two awards: from ESTA UK in recognition of their exceptional services to string teaching, and from the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership for significant contribution to music education in Oxfordshire and beyond.