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.
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.
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.