Cello for Beginners
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With audio playback of our sheet music downloads
for 1st-year cello
 


Easy pieces for those just starting to learn the cello. There is music for absolute beginners and others in the early stages of cello playing. The sheet music is available, in downloadable PDF format. (What's PDF?)

The 'Cellos Start Here' series is carefully graded to provide attractive repertoire which can be easily combined with popular methods. These pieces have simple, but satisfying, piano accompaniments. 
 

Sheet Music Starters' has further, very easy, cello music suitable for the 1st-year player. 
 

Flexible arrangements for groups of instruments, with harmony parts suitable for beginner cellist, will be found on the Easy/Classroom Ensembles page.
 

For easy quartets, with individually available parts, and solo repertoire for year two and above, click here: Easy Online Sheet Music for Strings

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Cellos  Start Here

Make a song and dance of those first lessons with our 2-and 3- note, accompanied, pieces!  

This series of pieces introduces open D and A strings, followed by fingered notes in 1st position, D string.  We will shortly be adding a section with a  strong focus on all open strings, for the benefit of those teachers and learners who adopt this approach.

Print your cello part and return to enjoy playing duets with the online accompaniment!

 

PVC001 Cellos Start Here - 1 / Score
 
Cellos Start Here - 1 -Listen

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PVC001 Cellos Start Here - 1/ Cello

Notes used: open D and A strings

Includes:
Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

I'm On My way!
Delightful 'D'!
Here Comes the Band
Fancy Dancing?

PVC001A  Cellos Start Here - 1/ Cello

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PVC002 Cellos Start Here - 2 /Score

Cellos Start Here -2 Listen

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PVC002A  Cellos Start Here - 2 / Cello
 

1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F# on D string

Includes:
Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

A First Song
Strange Bells
Just Strolling
Merrily

PVC002A  Cellos Start Here - 2 / Cello
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The simple but attractive accompaniments are clearly set out to make it easy for piano-playing family members, or friends, to make music with the beginner cellist.


PVC004 Cellos Start Here - 3 / Score

Cellos Start Here - 3 /Listen

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PVC004A  Cellos Start Here - 3 / Cello
 

1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F# on D string; includes 3/4 time sig.


Includes:
Get in the Groove!
Come On!
Dancing Partners

 

PVC004A  Cellos Start Here - 3 / Cello
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PVC005 Cellos Start Here - 4 / Score
Cellos Start Here - 4 / Listen

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PVC005A  Cellos Start Here - 4 / Cello


1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F#, G on D string

Includes:
Ring, Joyful Bells!
Country Dance
Ghostly Voices
Yesterday's Games

PVC005A  Cellos Start Here - 4 / Cello
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PVC006 Cellos Start Here - 5 / Score
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PVC006A Cellos Start Here - 5 / Cello

1st Position. Notes used: D, E, F#, G on D string and open A string

Includes:
Pitch notation reminder
Plucked rhythm warm-ups

Five Note Fun
Down By the Danube
Stirring the Pudding

PVC006A Cellos Start Here - 5 / Cello
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Further Easy Pieces:

PVC010 First Tunes On The A String/ Score
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PVC010A  First Tunes On The A String/ Cello

Well, Let's Get Cracking!
Wind & Rain
Strike Up the Band!
Shall We Dance?

Notes: B & A, on A String

 


PVC003 Gaelic Scenes/ Score
Gaelic Scenes / Listen

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PVC003A  Gaelic Scenes/ Cello

Gaelic Scenes /Cello
1st Position. Notes used: A - A, in key of D Major (No C#)

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PVC00P Aura Lee/ Cello & Piano Parts

Better known as the melody of Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender."

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PVC008 Donning The Tartan/ Score

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PVC008A  Donning The Tartan/ Cello

Three tunes with a Scottish flavour:

When Old Friends Gather
Thoughts of Home
Taking the Floor

(Notes: G, A, B, D, E, F#, G, A)

PVC008A  Donning The Tartan/ Cello
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