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Cello Technique Doctor

How to play Cello the professional way

Do you hold your cello correctly?

Do your hands seize when playing the cello?

Sylvia Mann explains, clearly and concisely, good basic cello techniques and equally important, what not to do. 

Cello Technique Doctor - left hand and arm positionSylvia covers, among other  points, holding your cello correctly, the correct bow hold and bowing technique.   

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Are any of these cello problems familiar? 

 1. My left hand fingers sometimes miss the string when I am aiming for a note.

 2. My left hand fingertips get sore

 3. My neck and shoulders hurt after I have been playing for a short while.

4. I can't hold the bow for very long before my hand seizes up, particularly in fast passages.

5. My left hand fingers collapse when I press them onto the strings.

6. My left hand feels tense and aches when I play.

7. My wrist aches when I have been using vibrato for only a short time.

Cello Technique Doctor - How do I shift position confidently on the cello?8. How do I gain confidence in shifting position?



9. How do I play loudly and softly and maintain good sound quality?

As you can see from the sample pages, the text is clear and concise.  Whether you are a beginner or an old hand, you will find the book a great help in getting you playing better

What's more you will ENJOY playing your cello a lot more.

Andrew Marshall writes in News & Views, the magazine of the European String Teachers Association:

"...Packed into its 32 pages are reminders, hints and tips, and solutions to get the best out of cello playing..........This is my sort of book.

Cello Technique Doctor - cure your cello technique ills.

Now in full colour

An ideal Christmas Stocking filler!

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Tenor Clef is Easy! Yes, it really is. Cello Tone-Ups Bk 1Get a great soundwith slow music. The Cellists Inner Voice

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