Cello - Early Intermediate
Composed by Cassia Harvey. Learning Cello Positions. This intermediate cello position method teaches extended first position on the cello using graded exercises and short pieces. Book. C. Harvey Publications #CHP243. Published by C. Harvey Publications (CH.CHP243).
ISBN 9780615978741. 8.5 x 11 inches.
This book presents a method for learning extended first position on the cello. With exercises and relevant short pieces, the beginning of the book addresses first-finger extensions, followed by fourth-finger extensions in the second half. Cello Stretching is an exhaustive manual for working on the technique of extensions, with many of the exercises designed to help the cellist easily move between open and closed hand positions. Cello extensions are best studied over a period of time so that the hand can gradually get used to reaching past closed position without tension. Cello Stretching provides a study of extensions followed by ample practice material for continued work. This book might be studied along with Playing in Keys for Cello, Book One, which focuses on the keys in which first position extensions are used.