John Kember

Cello Sight-Reading 1

A fresh approach
Schott Sight-Reading Series

for: Cello

Music lesson book

Item no.462709
Author/ComposerJohn Kember
EditorJuliet Dammers
Levelvery easyeasy
Languagesgerman, english, french
Scope84 pages; 23,0 x 31 cm
Release year2007
Publisher/ProducerSchott Music
Producer No.ED 12954
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  • An approach based on self-learning and recognition of rhythmic and melodic patterns
  • Original tunes rather than abstract sight-reading exercises
  • 237 carefully graded pieces in a range of musical styles
  • Nine sections ranging from open strings to extensions and slurs
  • Each section concludes with a set of duets and accompanied pieces for practice of ensemble sight-reading
  • Tunes progress to all key signatures up to four sharps and three flats
  • Preliminary towards grade 4


  • Preface
  • To the pupil: why sight-reading?
  • Section 1: Open strings
  • Section 2: Open strings and 1st finger
  • Section 3: 3rd-finger notes, key signatures and rests
  • Section 4: 4th-finger notes, quavers and the 4/4 time signature
  • Section 5: 2nd-finger notes, accidentals and slurs
  • Section 6: Ties, dotted notes, bow markings and the anacrusis
  • Section 7: Forward extensions and semiquavers
  • Section 8: The flattened 1st finger
  • Section 9: 3/8 and compound time
  • Glossary