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Master Your Fingerboard, Volume I | PDF Download | $4.99

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In Master Your Fingerboard Volume I, I present a systematic analysis and theory of the cello fingerboard, and describe the principles that govern fingering on the cello. I explain how everything we play on the cello can be understood in terms of specific locations on the fingerboard (positions), and a limited number of left hand finger spacings (blocks). In the same way that the twenty-six letters of the alphabet are combined to form syllables, words and sentences—enabling virtually limitless communication and expression—positions and blocks are combined on the cello to play music of every style, period and level of difficulty.

 


 

Master Your Fingerboard, Volume II | PDF Download | $4.99

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In Master Your Fingerboard Volume II, I present a method for putting into practice the ideas developed in volume I. The approach consists of short melodies each of which I've created from a single left hand finger "block" (finger spacing). Just as all speech consists of letters of the alphabet combined into syllables, words and sentences, all of the music we play on the cello consists of unique combinations of these left hand blocks. The melodic nature of each exercise is intended to keep practicing enjoyable and musical. By playing each melody in all of the available positions, a comprehensive understanding and mastery of the fingerboard emerges, and an intimate connection between the ears and the fingers is forged. Master all of the blocks in all of the available positions and you have one of the keys to unlocking the great cello repertoire.

 


 

Master Your Fingerboard Flashcards | PDF Download | $2.99

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Master Your Fingerboard Flashcards are intended for use in conjunction with my Master Your Fingerboard books. Cut out the flashcards, fold each one in half, and laminate. Cut out the Position Foundation Melody cards (to be used with Master Your Fingerboard Volume II) and laminate.