Cellomoji Chats Episode 005: Suzuki VS Essential Elements
#005 Starting out on cello two very popular books are either the Suzuki Books or Essential Elements. Here I talk about the pros and cons of both. Hopefully, you also have a teacher to help guide you to your goals as well! I also have youtube videos that can help you regardless of which book you use.
Suzuki books are the ones that I tend to use, because I have training in using them and I like the rate of progression. If I need supplemental music I will often go outside of the Suzuki books for those. This is a great series if you have been exposed to music before. It will be a little less slow.
Essential Elements is exactly that. It shows you ALL the essential things to know when you are playing the cello. This can be a great thing if you want a thorough step-by-step process. But for a lot of people, this can be a little tedious and slow. I think if you need to get used to reading music and have NOT had any experience this will be a great book for you.
I have videos on my Youtube channel for both books so I highly encourage you check it out for yourself if you are working through these books!
Until next time~ Cello on!
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