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First Position Scale Studies for the Cello, Book One

By Cassia Harvey

Cello - Beginning
Composed by Cassia Harvey. Learning Cello Scales. This beginning cello technique book teaches cello scales and bowings with skill-building variations. Instructional, string techniques. Book. C. Harvey Publications #CHP179. Published by C. Harvey Publications (CH.CHP179).

Item Number: CH.CHP179

ISBN 978-1932823776. 8.5 x 11 in inches.

Learn the building blocks of cello playing! First Position Scale Studies for the Cello teaches the easiest scales on the cello. The book presents easy cello scale exercises and bowings on the C, G, D, A, F, B-flat, and E-flat major scales. Useful as an introductory book for scales, this book is also helpful with building tone and exploring extended first position. Each scale is followed by four pages of variations, with bowings and rhythms to help improve your technique. The book begins with the C major scale and teaches basic slur patterns and easy rhythms. After exercises on the G and D scales, the book progresses to other keys, grouped by finger patterns. Rhythms are taught in 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8 timing. The book ends with slow scale exercises for vibrato work and eighth-note studies for speed. First Position Scales works well with Finger Exercises for the Cello, Book One, and Playing the Cello, Book One.

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    Salem, OR
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  • December 11, 2019 Super start on scales

    This is super for introducing the scales for the beginner with scales up to 3 sharps or 3 flats. I use this for my students to avoid overwhelming them with too much too soon. The lower octave is introduced separately from the higher octave making some of the scales more...

    accessible without using extensions. It includes rhythm and bowing variations that support their repertoire at this level. Highly recommended!

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