Cello Super Advanced I

CELLO SUPER ADVANCED: Week #4

Week 4:

List of Goals for the week:

Warm Up: C, D major 2-octave scales, shifting exercise

Scale: C, D, A

Technique: Shifting exercise -  from 1st position to 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2nd to 3rd and 4th, 3rd to 4th

Repertoire: Telemann, mm. 1-25


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

We drilled the shifts in each measure, then ran through mm 1-25 slowly.


Assignment for next week

Be consistent on the rhythm for mm. 1-25

How to Practice this at home

In addition to practicing the shifts and bow stroke technique this week, practice clapping the rhythm to a metronome. A suggested tempo is a quarter notes = 72. Drill individuals spots or measures if necessary.


Chart: Super adv scales - C,G,D,A

Super adv scales - C,G,D,A.jpg
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CELLO SUPER ADVANCED: Week #3

Week 3:

List of Goals for the week:

Warm Up: C and D major 2-octave scales, “brushstroke” bow

Scale: C, D major

Technique: Shifting exercise -  from 1st position to 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2nd to 3rd and 4th, 3rd to 4th

Repertoire: Telemann, m. 1-15


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

We reviewed our scales and what has been covered in the Telemann so far (measures 1-15).


Assignment for next week

Be able to run the Telemann from measures 1-15. Identify the notes in measures 15-20 and what position to play them in.


How to Practice this at home

Continue to warm-up on shifting exercises, as this piece is full of shifts.  Drill the measures that have shifts in them individually before attempting to put the music together. Name notes out loud as you play the scales.



Chart: Super adv scales - C,G,D,A


Super adv scales - C,G,D,A.jpg
Maryruth BarnettComment
CELLO SUPER ADVANCED: Week #2

List of Goals for the week:

Warm Up: C and A major scales, “brushstroke” bow

Scale: C, A major

Technique: Brushstroke (short, lightly bounced bow) and tapered bowstroke (long note that’s more full at beginning than end)

Repertoire: Telemann, mm. 1-13


Paragraph summary of what was covered in class

We warmed up on the A and C and then practiced two brushstrokes needed for the telemann - the “brushstroke” bow and the tapered bow.  For brushstroke, you’ll play the beginning of the note by digging in a little and then lifting all the pressure off the bow to release the note.  It will give it a short, bouncy sound. The tapered bow will be fuller sounding at the beginning than at the end. We also kept going through the Telemann, getting up to measure 13.

Assignment for next week

Practice the bowtstrokes on the scales, and be prepared on at least measures 1-8 in Telemann.  Start to integrate the bowstrokes in the music as well.


How to Practice this at home

To learn a new technique via a scale, you’ll want to repeat the scale 3-4 times each session.  Practice on just one note at first if necessary. Keep the metronome on for the Teleman. If you see an eighth or quarter note with a dot over it, that’s the brushstroke bow. For quarter notes with no dot, or longer notes, use the tapered sound.

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Cello Super Advanced: Week #1

Goals for the week

Warm Up: Review A-major scale 2 octaves with hooked bows and slurs
Scale: A-major scale
Technique: Hook bows, slurs
Repertoire: Telemann Canonic Sonata No. 1 measures 1-4

Summary

Welcome back!  We reviewed the A major scale, 2 octaves, with separate, slurred, and hooked bows. Then we looked over the beginning of the Telemann.

Assignment for next week

Practice A major and other scales to review technique, and practice the Telemann at a slow tempo (quarter=70).

How to Practice this at home

Use the scales to focus on technique and quality of sound.  Stay focused on your hands and posture, while listening for a pure tone and good intonation.  If you falter, try to play the note in tune and then go back a few notes. When practicing the telemann, keep the metronome on at all times.  Rhythm is crucial in this piece.

Charts


Teleman Canonic Sonata No. 1 PDF

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