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
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.