Early Start on the cello volume 1. Large print notes and texts as well as many colourful illustrations are ideal for pre-school as well as school children. Note reading is emphasized from the first lesson, encouraging ensemble playing from the very beginning. Tunes and scales in different positions are easily mastered within the first year of playing to ensure that children are not confined to first position playing. Advanced techniques such as varied bow strokes and shifting are introduced in a basic form.