Cello Technique

An analysis of the physics and physiology involved in playing the cello. For performers, teachers, and mature students.

Cello Technique

An analysis of the physics and physiology involved in playing the cello. For performers, teachers, and mature students.

Cello Technique

Bibliography The following list of technical studies for the violoncello is a selection found to be useful for general study . ... The first treatise on Casals ' methods , covering all aspects of ' cello technique .

Cello Technique

This volume aims at rapid development and technical problems discussed for younger or less advanced students.

Complete cello technique

A superb compendium of instruction, this dual-language edition features French/English instruction side by side on the page, complemented by numerous photographs, diagrams, and music examples. 1922 edition. Preface by Pablo Casals.

Complete cello technique

A superb compendium of instruction, this dual-language edition features French/English instruction side by side on the page, complemented by numerous photographs, diagrams, and music examples. 1922 edition. Preface by Pablo Casals.

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A Manual of Essential Cello Techniques Enlarged Edition

SPICCATO Every cellist desires a good spiccato : yet few teachers , even those possessing a fine spiccato themselves , are successful in imparting their skill . This bowing , more than any other , seems to develop by purely empirical ...

A Manual of Essential Cello Techniques  Enlarged Edition

A collection of exercises for Cello by Gordon Epperson.

The Baroque Cello Revival

Bylsma does not have the same interest in his equipment that some Baroque cellists do , but he is fascinated by the development of cello technique over the centuries and the history of the literature for his instrument , major topics of ...

The Baroque Cello Revival

This resource considers the Baroque cello's revival as part of the period instrument movement from the viewpoints of over forty cellists from three generations and four luthiers who have worked on period cellos. What emerges is a nuanced and detailed picture of the cello in the past and present and the varied instruments now played under the label "Baroque cello." Period instruments played with appropriate techniques have become a major presence in classical music in recent decades. For the cello, which changed substantially between the end of the sixteenth and early eighteenth centuries, it is challenging to describe specific traits for certain time periods, let alone how it was played in those periods. By chronicling the searches of over forty top cellists in England, Europe, and North America, the author goes far in revealing the great variety of forms that exist. This is the first study in which the revival of a single period instrument has been considered in such qualified detail and will be of great interest to musicologists, luthiers, and anyone interested in string history.

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

11 Technique , style and performing practice to c . 1900 VALERIE WALDEN The Violoncello is an Excellent instrument , not only in concert , but also for playing Lessons & c . This instrument may be Consider'd as a Large Fiddle only held ...

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory since the origins of the instrument. The volume comprises thirteen essays, written by a team of nine distinguished scholars and performers, and is intended to develop the cello's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle, offering as comprehensive a coverage as possible. It focuses in particular on four principal areas: the instrument's structure, development and fundamental acoustical principles; the careers of the most distinguished cellists since the baroque era; the cello repertory (including chapters devoted to the concerto, the sonata, other solo repertory, and ensemble music); and its technique, teaching methods and relevant aspects of historical and performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument and provides essential information for performers, students and teachers.

Guilhermina Suggia Cellist

He revolutionized all the cello schools and created one which gives scope to all possibilities of the cello as the ... the one that carried to a much higher degree the cello technique; and it will be due to him that the cello will take ...

Guilhermina Suggia  Cellist

Born in 1885 in Porto, Portugal, to a middle-class musical family, Guilhermina Suggia began playing cello at the age of five. A child prodigy, she was already a seasoned performer when she won a scholarship to study with Julius Klengel in Leipzig at the age of sixteen. Suggia lived in Paris with fellow cellist Pablo Casals for several years before World War I, in a professional and personal partnership that was as stormy as it was unconventional. When they separated Suggia moved to London, where she built a spectacularly successful solo career. Suggia's virtuosity and musicianship, along with the magnificent style and stage presence famously captured in Augustus John's portrait, made her one of the most sought-after concert artists of her day. In 1927 she married Dr Josasimiro Carteado Mena and settled down to a comfortable life divided between Portugal and England. Throughout the 1930s, Suggia remained one of the most respected musicians in Europe. She partnered on stage with many famous instrumentalists and conductors and completed numerous BBC broadcasts. The war years kept her at home in Portugal, where she focused on teaching, but she returned to England directly after the war and resumed performing. When Suggia died in 1950, her will provided for the establishment of several scholarship funds for young cellists, including England's prestigious Suggia Gift. Mercier's study of Suggia's letters and other writings reveal an intelligent, warm and generous character; an artist who was enormously dedicated, knowledgeable and self-disciplined. Suggia was one of the first women to make a career of playing the cello at a time when prejudice against women playing this traditionally 'masculine' instrument was still strong. A role model for many other musicians, she was herself a fearless pioneer.

Practising Etudes

(String). The accompanying volume of commentaries (for all three volumes) describes in detail the methodological practicing processes. Text in English.

Practising Etudes

(String). The accompanying volume of commentaries (for all three volumes) describes in detail the methodological practicing processes. Text in English.

Cello Bow and You

Most of rotation in cello technique is radial, but moving toward the tip sometimes requires humeral rotation, especially when playing on the A-string. When the range of radial rotation is close to its limit, humeral rotation comes into ...

Cello  Bow and You

Written for the cellist looking for an approach that demystifies cello playing, Cello, Bow and You is an innovative text in the field of string pedagogy written by a 40+ year veteran of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Author Evangeline Benedetti has a unique voice and approach, and invites cellists of all levels to explore, make discoveries and organically internalize technique. Benedetti's approach compliments the work that students do with their teachers by encouraging them to be more aware of themselves and responsive to internal and external guidance. Cello, Bow and You allows students and professionals access to Benedetti's vast performance and teaching experience. She has pioneered an approach to playing that is a synthesis of the cellist's musical thought, the knowledge of the dynamic properties of the instrument and bow, and the ability to move effectively according to the mechanics of the human body. The synergy of these elements leads to physically healthy playing and frees players to be musically expressive. Written in engaging, informal prose, the book is a must-read for cellists and cello teachers - beginning, intermediate, or professional.

Cello Secrets

Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist Brian Hodges, Jo Nardolillo. Mantel, Gerhard. Cello Technique: Principles and Forms of Movement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. Mooney, Rick.

Cello Secrets

With each technique carefully explained and illustrated, this book serves as an accessible resource for all cello players, from talented teenagers to college students, to conservatory professionals. It guides advanced students through technical maintenance and performance preparation, helping them beyond what is often covered in lessons.

Adventures of a Cello

... ideal interpretation of Bach's cello solo suites, an incomparable musical crown jewel of the cello repertoire. franciscello (1691–1739) and the development of cello technique Cellist Francesco Alborea—better known as Franciscello—is ...

Adventures of a Cello

A delightful biography of a celebrated Stradivarius cello and an inviting overview of cello music and its preeminent composers and performers by world-famous concert cellist Carlos Prieto.

Contemporary Cello Etudes

Studies in Style & Technique Mike Block ... Learn the contemporary techniques and practices of the modern cello. ... The collection is a vital exploration of 21st-century cello techniques that every contemporary cellist should know when ...

Contemporary Cello Etudes

(Berklee Guide). Learn the contemporary techniques and practices of the modern cello. The collection is a vital exploration of 21st-century cello techniques that every contemporary cellist should know when playing music outside of the standard classical repertoire. By exploring techniques such as chopping, pizzicato, improvisation, chords, ornaments, modes, polyrhythmic playing, and more, you will be prepared to play in a variety of contexts, including folk, rock, funk, jazz, world music and accompanying yourself while singing. Compiled and edited by Mike Block, this volume of etudes contains pieces composed by: Ashley Bathgate * Mike Block * Stephen Braun * Rufus Cappadocia * Rushad Eggleston * Erik Friedlander * Eugene Friesen * Natalie Has * Giovanni Sollima * Mark Summer * Jacob Szekley * Matt Turner * Jeffrey Zeigler.

The Dark Precursor

cellist's technique. (2) Both texts use repeatable templates to mediate between technique as (A) a structural knowledge of systems (corresponding to Deleuze and Guattari's “plane of transcendence”) and (B) its material enactment in ...

The Dark Precursor

Deleuze’s and Guattari’s philosophy in the field of artistic research Gilles Deleuze’s intriguing concept of the dark precursor refers to intensive processes of energetic flows passing between fields of different potentials. Fleetingly used in Difference and Repetition, it remained underexplored in Deleuze’s subsequent work. In this collection of essays numerous contributors offer perspectives on Deleuze’s concept of the dark precursor as it affects artistic research, providing a wide-ranging panorama on the intersection between music, art, philosophy, and scholarship. The forty-eight chapters in this publication present a kaleidoscopic view of different fields of knowledge and artistic practices, exposing for the first time the diversity and richness of a world situated between artistic research and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Within different understandings of artistic research, the authors—composers, architects, performers, philosophers, sculptors, film-makers, painters, writers, and activists—map practices and invent concepts, contributing to a creative expansion of horizons, materials, and methodologies. Contributors VOLUME 1: Paulo de Assis, Arno Böhler, Edward Campbell, Diego Castro-Magas, Pascale Criton, Zornitsa Dimitrova, Lois Fitch, Mike Fletcher, Paolo Galli, Lindsay Gianoukas, Keir GoGwilt, Oleg Lebedev, Jimmie LeBlanc, Nicolas Marty, Frédéric Mathevet, Vincent Meelberg, Catarina Pombo Nabais, Tero Nauha, Gabriel Paiuk, Martin Scherzinger, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Steve Tromans, Toshiya Ueno, Susanne Valerie, Audronė Žukauskaitė VOLUME 2: Éric Alliez, Manola Antonioli, Jūratė Baranova, Zsuzsa Baross, Anna Barseghian, Ian Buchanan, Elena del Río, Luis de Miranda, Lucia D’Errico, Lilija Duoblienė, Adreis Echzehn, Jae Emerling, Verina Gfader, Ronny Hardliz, Rahma Khazam, Stefan Kristensen, Erin Manning, John Miers, Elfie Miklautz, Marc Ngui, Andreia Oliveira, Federica Pallaver, Andrej Radman, Felix Rebolledo, Anne Sauvagnargues, Janae Sholtz, Mhairi Vari, Mick Wilson, Elisabet Yanagisawa

The Alexander Technique Resource Book

“An Application of Selected Body Structure and Postures of the Human Body to the Fundamentals of Cello Technique.” PhD diss., New York University, 1981, 132 pages. This doctoral study examined the body-work aspects of cello playing and ...

The Alexander Technique Resource Book

The Alexander Technique is a hands-on educational method that helps individuals learn how to eliminate tension in the body caused by habitual limitations in the way they move and think. The health benefits of the Alexander Technique are both physical and emotional. It improves balance, posture, and stamina, and has been shown to improve cognitive functions. And it was practiced and endorsed by renowned philosopher and educator John Dewey. The Alexander Technique Resource Book provides guidance and information that aids in studying the technique and locating sources for further research in the field. It contains information on print, audio, video, and web-based resources, and includes a description of the basic principles and benefits of the Alexander Technique. This book benefits students, scholars, and researchers, as well as musicians, actors, and athletes looking to enhance performance in physical activities. It is a helpful resource for anyone seeking information on alternative and complementary medicines like the Alexander Technique.

Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso

Little is known about the Italian cellist and composer Carlo Graziani. ... These works reveal much about the current state of late-eighteenth-century cello technique— a period of great change and fluctuation— for they are a compendium ...

Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso


Cello Practice Cello Performance

This is not a cello technique book in the traditional sense, with pages of photographs showing “correct” and “incorrect” positions for bowing and fingering,1 but I offer these solutions on the presumption that a certain standard of ...

Cello Practice  Cello Performance

What does it mean to perform expressively on the cello? In Cello Practice, Cello Performance, professor Miranda Wilson teaches that effectiveness on the concert stage or in an audition reflects the intensity, efficiency, and organization of your practice. Far from being a mysterious gift randomly bestowed on a lucky few, successful cello performance is, in fact, a learnable skill that any player can master. Most other instructional works for cellists address techniques for each hand individually, as if their movements were independent. In Cello Practice, Cello Performance, Wilson demonstrates that the movements of the hands are vitally interdependent, supporting and empowering one another in any technical action. Original exercises in the fundamentals of cello playing include cross-lateral exercises, mindful breathing, and one of the most detailed discussions of intonation in the cello literature. Wilson translates this practice-room success to the concert hall through chapters on performance-focused practice, performance anxiety, and common interpretive challenges of cello playing. This book is a resource for all advanced cellists—college-bound high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and professional performers—and teaches them how to be their own best teachers.

First Lessons Cello

This text presents beginning cello technique and basic music reading fundamentals. There is an emphasis on using melodies and classical pieces to instruct each new concept. The 28 lessons include basic technique and reading skills, ...

First Lessons Cello

This text presents beginning cello technique and basic music reading fundamentals. There is an emphasis on using melodies and classical pieces to instruct each new concept. The 28 lessons include basic technique and reading skills, scales in the keys of D, G, C and F and bowing techniques such as dynamic contrast, slurs, accents, and staccato bowing. There are 47 melodies presented including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Mozart and other classical composers. The book includes access to online audio containing all of the exercises and pieces recorded with solo cello and piano accompaniment. It is useful as a teaching and practice tool as well as a performance accompaniment track.

Selected Works for Cello and Piano

NOTES ON FRANCHOMME'S CELLO TECHNIQUE Engraved plate (1878) by Fréderic Hillemacher, depicting the Alard-Franchomme Quartet. Included in the three-volume set Les Instruments à l'Archet, published 1876–1878 by Antoine Vidal (who had ...

Selected Works for Cello and Piano

The most celebrated cellist of his era, French composer Auguste Franchomme (1808-84) created more than 50 works for the instrument in addition to numerous other pieces with piano, orchestral, or chamber accompaniment. Suitable for intermediate to advanced players, this unique first edition of rare cello and piano works features a separate cello part.