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Hanno Strydom | Cello Teacher | Twin Cities, MN

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Starker: An Organized Method of String Playing

In this video the great Hungarian virtuoso cellist and teacher, Janos Starker, discusses his approach to playing and teaching the cello through a system he called An Organized Method of String Playing. Starker was famous for his unmatched facility and complete technical mastery of the instrument, an…

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Extensions

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses extensions—the two types (forward and backward), and how to do them.

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Left Hand Finger Flexibility & Rotation

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses left hand balance, strength and flexibility.

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Bow Hold

Crispin Campbell, cello instructor at Interlochen Center for the Arts, discusses how to form a relaxed bow hold.

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Big Shifts

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses shifting long distances.

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Bow Contact Point

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses the contact point—the point at which the bow makes contact with the string.

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Shift Type 2: "Scoop" Shifts

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses "scoop" shifts.

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Shift Type 1: "Rainbow" Shifts

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses "rainbow" shifts.

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Shifting Basics

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses the basics of shifting.

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Seating Position

Steven Doane, Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, discusses sitting with the cello.

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A Lesson with Leonard Rose

Leonard Rose was arguably the greatest cello teacher of the last century. In this excellent video he discusses many fundamental aspects of cello playing. As the original video is quite long and rather poorly edited, Hanno has organized it into sections by topic in this Evernote note, to help studen…

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Janos Starker

The great Hungarian cellist, Janos Starker, discusses musicianship and mastery.

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Paul Katz on Up Bow Staccato

Paul Katz, professor of cello at New England Conservatory, teaches the complex bow stroke, up bow staccato.

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David Finckel: Overlapping Spiccato & Sautille

In this video, David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses and demonstrates the bow stroke he describes as "overlapping spiccato and sautille".

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David Finckel: Sautille

In this video, David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses and demonstrates the sautille bow stroke.

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David Finckel: Extreme Spiccato

In this video, David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses and demonstrates the bow stroke he describes as "extreme spiccato".

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David Finckel: Spiccato with a Kick

In this video, David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses and demonstrates the bow stroke he describes as "spiccato with a kick".

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David Finckel: Spiccato with Colle

In this video, David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses and demonstrates the bow stroke he describes as "spiccato with colle".

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David Finckel: Spiccato

In this video, David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses and demonstrates the spiccato bow stroke.

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David Finckel: Colle

In this video, David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses and demonstrates the colle bow stroke.

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