Method, Technique, Scales, Sight-Reading, Etudes
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Alexanian – Complete Cello Technique
The classic treatise on cello theory and practice. This is an unabridged republication of his 1922 classic.
A. Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies Volume 1
Volume 1 has been re-edited by Richard Hughey; the original is no longer available. It still includes Studies 1-80, and is not just for beginning students. You move through bass, tenor and treble clefs. It includes a collection of progressive studies from noted pedagogues.
A. Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies Volume 2
Studies 81-137, selected and progressively arranged from the works of noted pedagogues, including Lee, Franchomme, Buchler, Dotzauer, Merk, Schroeder, Grutzmacher, Kummer.. Bowings and fingerings by Alwin Schroeder will likely differ from other etude collections of the same works.
A. Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies Volume 3
Studies 138-170, selected from the works by Buchler, Merk, Piatti, Schroder, Duport, Cossmann, Servais, Piatti, Berteau,
Benoy & Burrowes The First Year Violoncello Method
15 lessons covering:Open strings and 1st finger notesFirst and second finger notes on D and A stringsBowing on successive open stringsFirst and third finger notes on G, D and A stringsBowing with two notes to the bowScales of G, D and C major
Benoy & Burrowes The Third Year Violoncello Method
Ten lessons covering harmonics on A and D strings, tenor clef, 5th, 6th, 7th and thumb positions, tenor and treble clef
Benoy & Burrowes The Second Year Violoncello Method
12 lessons covering:Crossing strings in key of CFourth position in keys of G and C majorHalf position, first finger extensions backwards in Bb and F majorForward extensions in A and D majorSecond and third position
Benoy & Sutton Introduction to Thumb Position
Known as “the purple book,” this is a book of pieces in tenor and treble clef to be played in thumb position. If you are looking for instruction, principles, hand placement, posture, you need a precursor to this.
Bissinger Sequenced Scale Studies
Students who don’t understand the relevance of scales in their practice may gain an appreciation through this book. Wendy Bissinger presents scales in a workbook style for beginners or early intermediate players without a strong grasp of scales, fingerboard geography, intervals, note identification. Major and relative minor scales range only to four flats and four sharps, from one to three octaves. Includes Circle of Fifths. It helps push you through a routine you may not be dedicated enough to pursue on your own.
Block – Contemporary Cello Etudes
This collection is a vital exploration of 21st century cello techniques that every contemporary cellist should know when playing music outside the standard classical repertoire. Chopping, pizzicato, improvisation, chords, ornaments, modes, polyrhythmic playing and more will prepare you for a variety of contexts: folk, jazz, funk, rock, world music.
Bosanquet Secret Life of Cello Strings: Harmonics for Cellists
As harmonics take on an expanded role in contemporary literature, understanding them has become more important. There is no other resource that delves into this topic, starting with their bowing, intonation and notation, taking a bird’s eye view of the whole cello string, and exploring harmonic nodes, scales, pizzicato harmonics and more!! Foreword written by Starker
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