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Hanno Strydom | Cello Teacher | Twin Cities, MN

Blog posts : "left hand"

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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Big Shifts

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

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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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