Online Cello Lesson Table of Contents

 

The online lessons take you step by step, from beginning level to advance.
All cello students need to purchase some books:  170 foundation studies for violoncello V.1by Alwin Schroeder and Suzuki books 1,2 and other.
The advantage of the online lessons is that you can go as slow or as fast, it will depend on your practice time.
Enjoy your practice!

 

Cello Fundamentals 1

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)

Chapter 3: Introduction to Scales (First position)

1. Scales: C Major (2 Octaves)
2. Scales: G Major (1 Octave)
3. Scales: D Major (1 Octave)

Chapter 4: Advance Scales Technique

1. Extension: D Major (2 Octaves)
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: Advanced 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

1. Tips on learning and practicing music
2. Etude #1 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
3. Etude # 2 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
4. French Folk Song Suzuki B.1 #2
5. Etude #3 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
6. Lightly Row Suzuki B.1 #3
7. Etude #5 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
8. Song of the Wind Suzuki B.1 #4
9. Etude #6 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
10. Etude #7 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
11. O Come, Little Children Suzuki B.1 #6
12. Etude #9 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
13. May Song Suzuki B.1 #7
14. Allegro Suzuki B.1 #8
15. Perpetual Motion in D Major Suzuki B.1 #9
16. Etude # 12 Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello V.1
17. Allegretto Suzuki B.1 #11
18. Rigadoon Suzuki B.1 #13
19. Etude Suzuki B.1 #14
20. Minuet in C Suzuki B.1 #16

Chapter 8: Repertoire / Playing Melodies

1. Etude #10 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
2. Etude #11 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
3. The Happy Farmer by R.Schumann from Suzuki B.1 #15
4. Etude #14 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
5. Etude #15 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
6. Minuet No.2 by J.S.Bach from Suzuki B.1 #17
7. Etude #16 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
8. Etude #17 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
9. Etude #18 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
10. Etude #19 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
11. Long,Long Ago/Variation by T.H.Bayly from Suzuki B.2 #1
12. Etude #20 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Rhythm
4. Bowings
13. Etude #21 from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by A.Schroeder V.1
14. May Time by W.A.Mozart from Suzuki B.2 #2

Cello Fundamentals 2

Chapter 1: Advancing Scales Technique (position changes)

1. A Major (2 Octaves)
2. C Major (3 Octaves)
3. D Major (3 Octaves)
4. B Flat Major (2 Octaves)

Chapter 2: Advance Arpeggios (position changes)
1. C Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
2. D Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
3. F Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4
4. G Major (2 Octaves) 6/3 & 6/4

Chapter 3: Demonstration Scales and Arpeggios in a Music

1. C Major A. Schroeder #13 (Scale) Suzuki Book 1 #17 & Book 2 #2

Chapter 4: Bow Technique (strokes)

1. Detache
2. Legato
3. Marcatto (Marele)

Chapter 5: Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation
Studies for Cello V.1

1. #22
2. #23
3. #24
4. #25
5. #26

Chapter 6: Suzuki Book 2

1. #3 Minuet No.1 (J.S. Bach)
2. #4 Minuet No.3 (J.S. Bach)
3. #6 Hunters’ Chorus (C.M.von Weber)

4. #7 Musette from English Suite No.3 (J.S. Bach)
5. #9 Theme from “Witches’ Dance” (N.Pganini)
6. #11 Gavotte (F.J. Gossec)
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level – Part 1

1. Vibrato
2. Etude #31 from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello
3. Suzuki Book 3 #2 – Gavotte by J.B.Lully
4. Suzuki Book 3 #4 – Scherzo by C.Webster

Intermediate Level – Part 2
Arpeggios
1. C Major 3 octaves 5/3
2. D Major 3 octaves 5/3
Double Stops
1. Long Long Ago
2. Amazing Grace
3. Boil Them Cabbage Down

Download the music for the three Double Stop lessons here
Etudes from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello

1. Etude #27
2. Etude #30

Suzuki Book 3

1. #3 Minuet by L. Boccherini

2. #5 Minuet in G by L.van Beethoven
3. #7 Minuet No.3 by J.S.Bach

Intermediate Level – Part 3

Etudes from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello
1. Etude #28
2. Etude #29

Double Stops

1. Lullaby
2. This Old Man
3. Camptown Races

Suzuki Book 3

1. #8 Humoresque by A. Dvorak
Intermediate Level – Part 4
Etudes from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Vioiloncello
1. Etude #32 – Demonstration and Lesson
2. Etude #33 – Demonstration and Lesson
3. Etude #35
1. Demonstration and Notes
2. Stroke

Suzuki Book 3

1. #6 – Gavotte in C Minor by J.S.Bach
2. #9 La Cinquantaine by G. Marie Demonstration
1. Page 1
2. Page 2
3. #10 – Allegro Moderato by J.S.Bach

Double Stops

1. Auld Lang Syne
2. Polly Wolly Doodle

Suzuki Book 4

1. Sonata in C Major by J.B.Breval
1. Rhythm
2. Notes & Music

Intermediate Level – Part 5
Etudes
1. Etude #58 from Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello – Demonstration and Lesson

Double Stops

1. Berceuse by Franz Schubert
2. Clair de Lune

Suzuki Book 4

1. Sonata in C Major 2nd movement by J.B.Breval – Demonstration and Lesson

Sad Song by D.Shostakovich
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Music

Windup Doll by D.Shostakovich
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Pizzicato
4. Stroke
5. Music

Hand-Organ by D.Shostakovich
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Stroke
4. Pizzicato and Rhythm

Intermediate Level – Part 6

Etude by Dotzauer
1. Demonstration and Notes
2. Bow Technique

Etude by Lee

1. Demonstration and Notes
2. Bow technique

Double Stops
1. Highland Lad
2. Happy Birthday To You
Download Sheet Music for Highland Lad
Download Sheet Music for Happy Birthday To You

Suzuki Book 4 – Minuets by J.S.Bach

1. Minuet 1
2. Minuet 2

Intermediate Level – Part 7

Scales
1. E Major – Two Octaves
2. E Flat Major – Two Octaves

Etudes
1. Etude by Lee
2. Etude by Werner

Suzuki Book 4

Sonata in E Minor by Benedetto Marcello
1. Adagio Movement 1 – Demonstration
2. Adagio Movement 1 – Notes and Ornaments
3. Adagio Movement 1 – Stroke
4. Adagio Movement 1 – Music and Dynamic
5. Allegro Movement 2 – Demonstration
6. Allegro Movement 2 – Notes
7. Allegro Movement 2 – Stroke
8. Allegro Movement 2 – Music and Dynamic

Intermediate Level – Part 8

Etudes
1. Etude by Schroeder – Demonstration and Notes
2. Etude by Dotzauer – Demonstration

1. Notes
2. Etude by Kummer – Demonstration
3. Bow
4. Notes

Suzuki Book 4

1. Chanson Triste by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Demonstration
1. Tenor Clef
2. Notes
3. Music

Intermediate Level – Part 9

Etudes
1. Etude by Duport – Demonstration and Lesson
2. Etude by Kummer – Demonstration and Lesson

Suzuki Book 5

Sonata in E minor by Antonio Vivaldi

Largo Movement 1
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Ornaments
4. Music

Allegro Movement 2
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Stroke
4. Music

Largo Movement 3
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Rhythm
4. Music

Allegro Movement 4
1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Stroke
4. Music

Suzuki Book 5

1. Danse Rustique by W.H.Squire – Demonstration
1. Notes
2. Stroke
3. Music

Suzuki Book 5

1. Arioso by J.S. Bach – Demonstration
1. Notes
2. Rhythm
3. Music

Intermediate Level – Part 10

Etude by Dotzauer

1. Etude by Dotzauer – Demonstration
2. Etude by Dotzauer – Bow & Notation
Double Stops

1. Yankee Doodle
2. Greensleeves
Sweet Dreams by P.I. Tchaikovsky

1. Sweet Dreams by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Demonstration
2. Sweet Dreams by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Notation
3. Sweet Dreams by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Music
Etudes

1. Etude by Kummer Demonstration
1. Notes

2. Etude by Kummer Demonstration
1. Notes
2. Stroke

Neapolitan Song by P.I. Tchaikovsky

a. Demonstration
b. Notes
c. Bow & Stroke
d. Rhythm

Suzuki Book 6 Tarantella by W.H.Squire

1. Demonstration
2. Part 1 ( Measure 1-72 )
1. Notes
2. Stroke
3. Music

3. Part 2 ( Measure 73-149 )
1. Notes
2. Music
4. Part 3 ( Measure 150-235 )

1. Notes
Sentimental Waltz by P.I.Tchaikovsky
1. Demonstration
2. Music

Intermediate Level – Part 11

Romance Without Words by K.Davydov
1. Demonstration
2. Notes/Positions
3. Music

Etude #39 by C.Schroder from 170 Foundation Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder

1. Demonstration
2. Notes
3. Stroke
Etude #48 by Dotzauer from 170 Foundations Studies for Violoncello by Alwin Schroeder

1. Demonstration
2. Notes and Positions
3. Stroke and Bowings

 

 

Tips and Exercises

1. Intonation
2. How to play Trill
3. Grace Notes and Ornaments
4. Sound
5. Detache
6. Scales A Minor 2 Octaves
7. Scales E Minor 2 Octaves
8. A Major 2 Octaves
9. B Flat Major 2 Octaves
10. G Minor 2 Octaves
11. D Minor 2 Octaves

Thumb Position
1. Thumb Position – A String
2. Thumb Position – D String

Basic Thumb Position

1. Thumb Position – Exercise #1

2. Thumb Position – Exercise #2
3. Thumb Position – Exercise #3
4. Thumb Position – Exercise #4
5. Thumb Position – Exercise #5
6. Thumb Position – Exercise #6
7. Thumb Position – Exercise #7
8. Thumb Position – Exercise #8