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CelloBello Youtube Channel

CelloBello.com is an Online Educational Cello Resource Center created by Paul Katz, professor of cello at the New England Conservatory, featuring all sorts of great cello videos, a blog, etc. They also have a YouTube Channel.

Learn from David Finckel!

Emerson Quartet cellist, David Finckel, has a great series of mini cello lessons on his YouTube channel.  Highly recommended!  I'd especially encourage students to check out what he has to say about tone production and bow articulation.  There is a gold-mine of information here.  I've also posted some of his videos on this page.

Starker: An Organized Method of String Playing

March 25, 2014

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, and for his ability to communicate this understanding with remarkable clarity. This video is structured around Starker's Organized Method of String Playing, in which he categorizes the various elements of cello playing into four groups: Playing Preparations, Left Side, Right Side, and Musical Application. Click the links below to watch the various sections of the video:

The full video is posted below:

Extensions

November 28, 2013

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

Left Hand Finger Flexibility & Rotation

November 28, 2013

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

Bow Hold

November 28, 2013

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

Big Shifts

November 28, 2013

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

Bow Contact Point

November 28, 2013

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.

Shift Type 2: "Scoop" Shifts

November 28, 2013

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

Shift Type 1: "Rainbow" Shifts

November 28, 2013

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

Shifting Basics

November 28, 2013

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

Seating Position

November 28, 2013

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

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