Changing the Positions, Op. 8
Transcribed and Edited for Violoncello. Composed by Ottakar Sevcik (1852-1934). Arranged by Orlando Cole. Studies. Instructional book. With bowings and fingerings. Opus 8. 24 pages. Theodore Presser Company #464-00011. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.464000110).
Item Number: PR.464000110
ISBN 9781598060409. 9x12 inches.
These 59 studies vary in their complexity, but all aim to make the player's shifting as facile and unnoticeable as possible. Shifts cover the 1st through 10th positions. The Sevcik Viola Studies are a superb collection of exercises to help develop a student's bowing style, accuracy, rhythms and wrist speed/strength. These studies were composed for the violin, but remain valuable and applicable for the cello.