"How I wish I could have read this book years ago! It would have saved many hours of practicing which often have had disappointing results for the time invested."-Phyllis Young, Playing the String Game and The String Play The Advancing Cellists Handbook is a concise but thorough treatise on virtually every aspect of practicing and learning to play the cello. This book is primarily designed for intermediate cellists, which usually means ages 14 to 20, but which could be any age from 6 to 80. The purpose of this book is to provide you with much of the basic information that you need in order to become good at practicing the cello. This is the book for you if: � You want to learn how to improve rapidly as a cellist.� You don't feel that you know how to practice.� You want to get a faster rate of advancement out of your available practice time. Table of Contents:Part I - IntroductionChapter 1 -Why You Need This BookChapter 2 - The Psychology of PracticingChapter 3 - Organizing Your Practice TimePart II - The Content of PracticingChapter 4 - Helpful Practice ToolsChapter 5 - Daily Warm-up RoutineChapter 6 - Practice Techniques and ExercisesChapter 7 - Improving IntonationChapter 8 - Marking Your MusicChapter 9 - Practicing Without Your InstrumentChapter 10 - Sample Practice SessionPart III - Advancing Your Musical TrainingChapter 11 - Fingerings and BowingsChapter 12 - Bowing StylesChapter 13 - Musical StylesChapter 14 - Playing MusicallyPart IV - Practical ApplicationsChapter 15 - Examples from the LiteratureChapter 16 - TroubleshootingChapter 17 - PostludeAppendix 1 - The Cello RepertoireAppendix 2 - The Science of Intonation
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August 10, 2010
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