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Developing Virtuosity, Book 1 - Cello

A Supplemental Method for Teaching Strings

By Lynne Latham

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Cello (with optional piano)
A Supplemental Method for Teaching Strings. Composed by Lynne Latham. Arranged by Gayley Hautzenroeder. String Method. Book and CD. Published by Latham Music Enterprises (LA.730597).

Item Number: LA.730597

ISBN 978-1-63361-002-6.

"Developing Virtuosity, Book 1" begins with open strings and basic notation, rhythms, and bowing skills. New notes, notation, and bowing skills are added in logical progression, reinforcing both right- and left-hand technique and developing the cognition for string performance. This book introduces students to: 1) the basic major and minor tetrachords on all four strings; 2) essential rhythmic notation from whole notes through eighth-note patterns; 3) left-hand techniques such as easily played double stops, left-hand pizzicato, and differentiating whole and half steps; and 4) bowing techniques, beginning with the detache bow stroke and continuing with staccato, slurs, producing dynamics with the bow, lifting the bow, arco-to-pizzicato technique, and hooked and loure bow strokes.