Janice Tucker Rhoda: Complete Technique For Cello Book 1

Books | Cello

Publisher: Carl Fischer
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

From the author of the popular ABCs of Strings method, Janice Tucker Rhoda's Complete Technique for Cello Book 1 suits the advanced beginner to upper level student wishing to learn or improve left hand and right bow-arm skills.

Starting in first position, and proceeding carefully through the higher positions, this method book uses studies and exercises to demonstrate specific technical ideas.

417 Exercises include 63 Musical Studies in Positions 1 through 5.

Technique Highlights:

  • Positions 1 through 5
  • Extended positions
  • Half Position
  • Bass, tenor and treble clefs
  • 3 octave C Major Scale to IV and VII position
  • Advanced chromatic scale to IV V and VII position
  • Basic thumb position
  • Worksheets for note-reading
  • Scales, arpeggios, broken thirds
  • Improvisational melodies
  • Double-Stops, chords, octaves
  • Harmonics
  • Arm Swing left-hand and bow-arm technique
  • Bow balancing exercises
  • Ballet of Shifting exercises
  • Quick Finger exercises
  • Finger Substitution exercises
  • Left-hand pizzicato exercises
  • Teaching points throughout

ISBN: 9780825896828
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 07 July 2014
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: CFBF96

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          Ipswich GB
          I bought this book to help me with tenor clef but I have found the whole book amazingly useful. I started to learn the cello 18 months ago so it was really useful to go back to the beginning and then progress quickly to the more difficult stuff. According to my teacher I have greatly improved, probably because the book encourages lots of exercises, but they are fun not tedious.
          Confirmed purchase: 30 January 2015
          Published on: 14 February 2015