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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Revised – edted by Carter Enyeart. Early intermediate students, opening the book to double stops in tenor clef may make you close the book prematurely. However, flip the page and be pleasantly surprised at exercises which will help your finger strength and dexterity, reinforce intervals. Good trill practice, thumb position work. Bass, tenor and treble clef.
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