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Hanno Strydom | Cello Teacher | Twin Cities, MN

Blog posts : "bow technique"

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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Bow Hold

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

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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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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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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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David Finckel: Martele

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

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David Finckel on Bow Articulation

In these videos David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, demonstrates how to achieve the powerful "pop" bow articulation he describes at the "bow click".

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David Finckel on Comfort at the Tip

In these two videos David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses how to achieve comfort and power at the tip of the bow, and demonstrates a very effective exercise to trick yourself into feeling that the bow is shorter than it actually is!

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Paul Katz on Legato String Crossings

Paul Katz, professor of cello at the New England Conservatory, gives a lesson on executing smooth (legato) string crossings.

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Paul Katz on Sound Production

Paul Katz, professor of cello at the New England Conservatory, gives an excellent lesson on making a strong, rich tone by using relaxed weight.

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David Finckel on the Bow Hold

David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, discusses basic bow hold principles.

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Paul Katz on the Bow Hold

In these videos, Paul Katz, cello professor at the New England Conservatory, gives a fantastic explanation of basic bow hold principles.

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