Building on the success of the Cello Time series, Cello Time Starters provides the best possible foundation for the budding string player. Carefully paced to suit young learners, the book supports players through the important early stages, step by step-from how to hold your instrument and bow, through basic notation, to pieces using the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers. Packed with quizzes, games, and songs, as well as colour illustrations to demonstrate each stage, Cello Time Starters also includes a CD of performances and backing tracks to encourage and enhance progress throughout. The Starters books provide a thorough pedagogical approach that supports the early years of learning up until the end of Joggers, and the Starters and Joggers books work well when used in conjunction. Over 60 varied tunes, from open strings to finger pattern 0-1-23-4 Quizzes, games, songs, and listening activities Colour illustrations to demonstrate each stage, plus fun cartoons CD of play-along tracks with imaginative accompaniments Ideal for use before and alongside Cello Time Joggers Fully compatible with Fiddle and Viola Time Starters and suitable for individual or mixed group lessons Teacher's notes and accompaniments available in the Starters Teacher's Handbook.