Finger Exercises For The Cello, Book One

Finger Exercises For The Cello, Book One

Finger Exercises for the Cello, Book One

This book of music exercises trains the first-year cello student's left hand in strength and agility using a closed first position. Intended to continue where Beginning Technique for the Cello (CHP110) finished, Finger Exercises also includes elementary double stop exercises to encourage correct left hand and finger alignment. This is not a book of calisthenic exercises away from the cello, but rather a set of music studies that can be played to prepare the cellist for the rigors of the cello repertoire. Intended for use with an instructor, this book could also be played by adult self-learners if they know the notes in closed first position on all four strings. Practice Suggestions 1. Start by playing slowly and focusing on correct hand placement and intonation. 2. While the notes can be learned without slurs at first, the skill of slurring four notes in a bow is critical to cello playing and thus the slurs should be played as early as possible. 3. Keep lower numbered fingers down behind playing fingers. For instance, when playing fourth finger, keep the other three fingers balanced lightly on the fingerboard in their correct positions. 4. Do not...

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