How to read cello music?

Easy! Listen and look at the same time.

"I can read cello music when I know how it goes..."

"I can only read cello music slowly......"

Does that sound like you?

Cello Tone-Ups Bk1 - beautiful slow music for a great tone.Fifteen beautiful slow tunes - ideal for learning to read music.

Performance notes and technique tips for each melody.

Performance standard: - easy to moderately difficult.

A4 size and wire bound to fit on your music stand and lie flat.

Peter Moore says: "In my many years of teaching, I have found that many students won't  practice long note exercises because they can be so dreadfully boring.  I could not find enough interesting slow music for students to play - so we published "Tone-Ups "."

Below are scanned extracts of pages.  Click on the thumbnail pictures to see them full size.



Handel's Largo:

Handel's Largo - perormance advice Advice and guidance on performance.
Cello tone-ups contentsContents
Cello Tone-Ups -  see and hear Handel's LargoClick on thumbnail to hear and see score

This is what customers say:

Shirley Hartlett, retired Headmistress of Shenington School, Nr Banbury, England says:

"I get frustrated when I buy a book of music and find that I can only manage to play one or two pieces.  With Tone-Ups I can play them all!" 

Stan Barrett, retired drama teacher from Market Bosworth, England says:

"Tone-Ups' are a joy to use.  Not only do they take the tedium out of long-note practice, but they are also sprinkled with technical and interpretive challenges.  The writers know where we're likely to need help.  They isolate each problem and tell us, in straightforward language, what to do about it.  Excellent."

7 June 2004: Brad Bunnin, Berkeley, California

"I bought a copy of Tone-Ups at Howarth's last month, while visiting my family in Britain. What a lovely way to improve tone and control! My teacher is also impressed."

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