Welcome to Fundamentals 1

Playing the cello is fun when you practice all steps!

Learning how to play the cello is a process that takes daily practice. Some students are advancing quickly and need to watch the videos only once, others need to watch them, again and again, to feel comfortable.

You will need to go back and forward with the cirriculum to really learn how to play. We will guide you through the process so you can achieve your cello dream and become a great musician.

Take your time and practice every day!

Enjoy your practice!

START WITH THE BASICS

LEARN THE BASICS

Get started with Chapters 1 & 2. Learn how to hold the cello, what a bow is, hand positions, parts of the cello, and their functions , how to tune a cello and introduction to open strings.
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EVERY DAY PRACTICE

EVERY DAY CELLO PRACTICE PLAN

Cello is fun! Follow the process daily, Do not miss to practice open strings and scales. Jump on the etudes and choose a song. Enjoy your practice!
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Let's get started! Learn the basics. ♫

Chapter 1: Correct Posture & Technique

* You will need to watch the videos more than ones to master the posture and technique.

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Once you complete chapters 1 & 2, you can share your progress with Olga to get guidance and tips:

Congratulations! You have learned the basics!
You can now start your daily cello practice plan!

1

Practice Open Strings

Every time you start your practice!
For the beginner, this will be one to two minutes for each string.

2

Practice Scales

Every time!
Start at chapter 3 through chapter 4 and when you advance, move on to chapter 5 and 6.

3

Practice an Etude

 See Chapter 7: Lessons 1 and 2 will help you count and learn how to change
strings. When you become comfortable in changing strings, move on to the next etude. 

As part of your daily practice go back to Chapters 1 & 2. 

4

Choose a song

An example is in chapter 7, lesson 3. Once you
master it – pick another one.



5

Enjoy your practice!

Here come the scales...

Time to play music!
Etudes & Songs

Chapter 7: Repertoire Etudes / Songs

Check out the tips, download the music and start on the etudes.

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Don't forget to share your progress with Olga to get guidance and tips:

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Do you enjoy your practice?
Share your progress with Olga to get guidance and tips:

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Don't forget to share your progress with Olga to get guidance and tips:

Chapter 8: Repertoire / Playing Melodies

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How is your cello practice going?
Share your progress with Olga to get guidance and tips:

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Do you feel ready for Fundamentals 2?
Share your progress with Olga to get guidance and tips: