Olga Redkina

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Curriculum

An outline of the lesson content

How to hold the cello
What a bow is
Right hand position for absolute beginners
Left hand position for absolute beginners
Parts of the cello and their functions
Tuning a cello
Introduction open strings and play open strings (With bow)
Introduction notes and play notes pizzicato (What is pizz)
Bow Change from one string to another
Scales: C Major (2 Octaves)
Scales: G Major (1 Octave)
Scales: D Major (1 Octave)
Extension: D Major (2 Octaves)
Shift: G Major (2 Octaves)
Extension and Shift: F major (2 Octaves)
C Major 2 Octaves: First Position
D Major 2 Octaves: First Position with Extension
F Major 2 Octaves: With shift
G Major 2 Octaves: With shift
One note per bow
Two notes per bow
Four notes per bow
Eight notes per bow
Advance Scale technique practice exercise (Demonstration of C Major scale 2 octaves)
Tips on learning and practicing music
Etude #1 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Whether in the garden, in the garden. Russian folk song.
Etude # 2 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Chanterelle. Ukranian folk song.
On a green meadow. Russian folk song.
French Folk Song Suzuki B.1 #2
Bunny walks in a garden
Allegretto by W.Mozart.
Etude #3 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Lightly Row Suzuki B.1 #3
Etude #5 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Theme from the Symphony by J.Haydn
Song of the Wind Suzuki B.1 #4
Etude #6 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Etude #7 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
Melody by N.Baklanova
O Come, Little Children Suzuki B.1 #6
Scherzo by N.Baklanova.
Etude #9 from 170 Foundation Studies by A. Schroeder V.1
May Song Suzuki B.1 #7
In the field of the birch stood. Russian folk song.
Allegro Suzuki B.1 #8
Perpetual Motion in D Major Suzuki B.1 #9
Etude #12 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
There across the river, there for the pass. Russian folk song.
Allegretto Suzuki B.1 #11
Rigadoon Suzuki B.1 #13
Etude Suzuki B.1 #14
Minuet in C by J.S.Bach from Suzuki B.1 #16
Song by N. Baklanova
As on a thin ice. Russian folk song.
Ukrainian folk song
Accordion by A.Melnikov
Minuet by Z.Lulli
Etude #10 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Carefree song by N. Myaskovsky
Etude #11 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Katenka cheerful. Russian folk song. Arr. M. Balakireva.
The Happy Farmer by R.Schumann from Suzuki B.1 #15
Etude #14 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
In the upper room in the light. Arr. H. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Lithuanian folk song. Arr. V. Urovsky.
Etude #15 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Minuet No.2 by J.S.Bach from Suzuki B.1 #17
Etude #16 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #17 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #18 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #19 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Long, Long Ago / Variation by T. H. Bayly from Suzuki B.2 #1
Etude #20 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
Etude #21 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
May Time by W.A.Mozart from Suzuki B.2 #2

A Major (2 Octaves)
C Major (3 Octaves)
D Major (3 Octaves)
B Flat Major (2 Octaves)
C Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
D Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
F Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
G Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
C Major A. Schroeder #13 (Scale) Suzuki Book 1 #17 & Book 2 #2
Detache
Legato
Marcato
Etude #22
Etude #23
Etude #24
Etude #25
Etude #26
#3 Minuet No.1 (J.S. Bach)
#4 Minuet No.3 (J.S. Bach)
#6 Hunters’ Chorus (C.M.von Weber)
#7 Musette from English Suite No.3 (J.S. Bach)
#9 Theme from “Witches’ Dance” (N.Pganini)
#11 Gavotte (F.J. Gossec)

Vibrato
Etude #31 from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello
Suzuki Book 3 #2 – Gavotte by J.B.Lully
Suzuki Book 3 #4 – Scherzo by C.Webster
Choral Prelude by J.S.Bach
C Major 3 octaves 5/3 (Lesson)
D Major 3 octaves 5/3 (Lesson)
Long Long Ago (Lesson)
Amazing Grace (Lesson)
Boil Them Cabbage Down (Lesson)
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #27
Etude #30
#3 Minuet by L. Boccherini
#5 Minuet in G by L.van Beethoven
#7 Minuet No.3 by J.S.Bach
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #28
Etude #29
Lullaby
This Old Man
Camptown Races
#8 Humoresque by A. Dvorak
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Vioiloncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #32
Etude #33
Etude #35
Stroke
#6 – Gavotte in C Minor by J.S.Bach
#9 La Cinquantaine by G. Marie
#10 – Allegro Moderato by J.S.Bach
Auld Lang Syne
Polly Wolly Doodle
Sonata in C Major by J.B.Breval
Cradle Song by H.Schlemüller
A Mountain Maiden by H.Schlemüller
A Song by H.Schlemüller
Etude #58 from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello
Berceuse by Franz Schubert
Clair de Lune
Sonata in C Major 2nd movement by J.B.Breval
Sad Song by D.Shostakovich
Windup Doll by D.Shostakovich
Hand-Organ by D.Shostakovich
Etude by Dotzauer
Etude by Lee
Highland Lad
Happy Birthday To You
Minuets by J.S.Bach
Minuet 1
Minuet 2
E Major – Two Octaves
E Flat Major – Two Octaves
Etude by Lee
Etude by Werner
Sonata in E Minor by Benedetto Marcello
Adagio Movement 1
Allegro Movement 2
Etude by Schroeder
Etude by Dotzauer
Etude by Kummer
Chanson Triste by P.I.Tchaikovsky
Etude by Duport
Etude by Kummer
Sonata in E minor by Antonio Vivaldi
Largo Movement 1
Allegro Movement 2
Largo Movement 3
Allegro Movement 4
Danse Rustique by W.H.Squire
Arioso by J.S. Bach
Etudes by Dotzauer
Yankee Doodle
Greensleeves
Sweet Dreams by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Etude by Kummer
Etude by Kummer
Neapolitan Song by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Tarantella by W.H.Squire
Sentimental Waltz by P.I.Tchaikovsky
Romance Without Words by K.Davydov
Etudes from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder V.1
Etude #39 by C.Schroder
Etude #48 by Dotzauer
Etude #38 by Dotzauer
Etude #41 by C.Schröder
Thumb position D Major scale

Intonation
How to play Trill
Grace Notes and Ornaments
Sound
Detache
Scales A Minor 2 Octaves
Scales E Minor 2 Octaves
A Major 2 Octaves
B Flat Major 2 Octaves
G Minor 2 Octaves
D Minor 2 Octaves
Basic Thumb Position

Goltermann Concerto No. 4 in G Major
“The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saëns

Close Every Door
Love Changes Everything
Our Kind Of Love
Carol Medley
Gesù Bambino
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Angels Medley
O Holy Night
Hallelujah
Believe (From ”The Polar Express”)

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