Cello Fundamentals 1

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Correct Posture and Technique

  1. How to hold the cello (Position)
  2. What a bow is
  3. Right hand position for absolute beginners
  4. Left hand position for absolute beginners

Chapter 2: Basic Knowledge

  1. Parts of the cello and their functions
  2. Tuning a cello
  3. Introduction open strings and play open strings (With bow)
  4. Introduction notes and play notes pizzicato (What is pizz)
  5. Bow Change from one string to another – Download sheet music

Chapter 3: Introduction to Scales (First position)

  1. Scales: C Major (2 Octaves) – Download sheet music
  2. Scales: G Major (1 Octave) – Download sheet music
  3. Scales: D Major (1 Octave)

Chapter 4: Developing Scale Technique

  1. Extension: D Major (2 Octaves) – Download sheet music
  2. Shift: G Major (2 Octaves)
  3. Extension and Shift: F major (2 Octaves)

Chapter 5: Playing  Arpeggios

  1. C Major 2 Octaves: First Position
  2. D Major 2 octaves: First Position with Extension
  3. F Major 2 octaves: With shift
  4. G Major 2 octaves: With shift

 Chapter 6: Developing Scale Technique

  1. One note per bow
  2. Two notes per bow
  3. Four notes per bow
  4. Eight notes per bow
  5. Advance Scale technique practice exercise ( Demonstration of C Major scale 2 octaves)

Chapter 7: Repertoire / Playing Melodies

Download music ( Lessons # 2,4,7,10,11,12,14,15)

  1. Tips on learning and practicing music
  2. Etude #1 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
  3. Whether in the garden,in the garden.Russian folk song. – Download sheet music
  4. Etude # 2 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
  5. Chanterelle. Ukranian folk song.- Download sheet music
  6. On a green meadow. Russian folk song.-Download sheet music
  7. French Folk Song Suzuki B.1 #2
  8. Bunny walks in a garden. – Download sheet music
  9. Allegretto by W.Mozart. – Download sheet music
  10. Etude #3 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
  11. Lightly Row Suzuki B.1 #3
  12. Etude #5 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
  13. Theme from the Symphony by J.Haydn.- Download sheet music
  14. Song of the Wind Suzuki B.1 #4
  15. Etude #6 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
  16. Etude #7 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
  17. Melody by N.Baklanova. –Download sheet music
  18. O Come, Little Children Suzuki B.1 #6
  19. Scherzo by N.Baklanova. – Download sheet music
  20. Etude #9 from 170 Foundation Studies by A. Schroeder V.1
  21. May Song Suzuki B.1 #7
  22. In the field of the birch stood. Russian folk song. – Download sheet music
  23. Allegro Suzuki B.1 #8
  24. Perpetual Motion in D Major Suzuki B.1 #9
  25. Etude #12 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
  26. There across the river,there for the pass.Russian folk song. – Download sheet music
  27. Allegretto Suzuki B.1 #11
  28. Rigadoon Suzuki B.1 #13
  29. Etude Suzuki B.1 #14
  30. Minuet in C by J.S.Bach from Suzuki B.1 #16

Chapter 8: Repertoire / Playing Melodies

    1. Song by N.Baklanova.-Download sheet music
    2. As on a thin ice.Russian folk song.-Download sheet music
    3. Ukrainian folk song.-Download sheet music
    4. Accordion by A.Melnikov.-Download sheet music
    5. Minuet by Z.Lulli.-Download sheet music
    6. Etude #10 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    7. Carefree song by N.Myaskovsky.-Download sheet music
    8. Etude #11  from  170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by  A.Schroeder  V.1
    9. Katenka cheerful.Russian folk song.Arr.M.Balakireva.-Download sheet music
    10. The Happy Farmer by R.Schumann from Suzuki B.1 #15
    11. Etude #14 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    12. In the upper room in the light.Arr.H.Rimsky-Korsakov.-Download sheet music
    13. Lithuanian folk song.Arr.V.Urovsky.-Download sheet music
    14. Etude #15 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    15. Minuet No.2 by J.S.Bach from Suzuki B.1 #17
    16. Etude #16 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    17. Etude #17 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    18. Etude #18 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    19. Etude #19 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    20. Long,Long Ago/Variation by T.H.Bayly from Suzuki B.2 #1
    21. Etude #20  from  170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello  by  A.Schroeder  V.1
    22. Etude #21 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
    23. May Time by W.A.Mozart from Suzuki B.2 #2