Modern Method for The Violoncello

26 Studies Of Medium Difficulty

Stephen De'Ak

Student Book
Item Number: 464-00010
Number of Pages: 61
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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Stephen De’ak (1897-1975) began to play the cello at seven years old and entered the Royal Academy of Music at the age of eleven. He studied under the famous cellist, David Popper, from 1911 to 1913, and made his concert debut in 1919 at the age of twenty-two. His "Modern Method for the Violoncello" has been used my multitudes of beginning cellists. This book covers the phases of left-hand technique and of bow technique that are necessary for a thorough facility.

Modern Method for The Violoncello

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The change of place of the hand between the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th positions
Portamentos in large intervals
Preparatory exercises for thumb position
Exercises with the thumb
Shifting the thumb in various positions
Change of place of the hand between the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions
Change of place of the hand in large intervals
The art of bowing and tone production
Varied bowing exercises
The spiccato
Spiccato study (No. 27)
The staccato
Staccato study (No. 28)
The flying staccato
Chord study (No. 29
Double stops (Octavos, thirds and sixths)
Harmonics (Natural and artificial)
Trills, grace notes, turns, passing trills
Varied rhythmic finger exercises in different positions