The Cellist's Guide to Finger Independence

The Finger Independence Works of D.C. Dounis

Demetrius Constantine Dounis

Arranged by Javier Sinha
Text by Javier Sinha
Instrumentation: Solo Cello
Item Number: BF102
Number of Pages: 80
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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The method books of D.C. Dounis are universally acclaimed for their ability to improve technique and finger independence. Originally written for violin, they are now adapted for the cello by Javier Sinha. The principles of the Dounis method are explained with special focus on left-hand technique and finger independence. Progressive exercises, with instructions and suggestions, provide an opportunity for every cellist to vastly improve their technique.


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Arranger Sinha, Javier


Chapter I - Introduction
Chapter 2 - A Brief Biography of D.C. Dounis
Chapter 3 - The Dounis Principles of Violin Playing
Chapter 4 - The Dounis Left-Hand Technique
Chapter 5 - The Principles of Finger Independence
Chapter 6 - Finger Independence Exercises