Octaves for the Cello, Book One - PDF download
Do you know how to play in thumb position? Are you ready to take your playing to the next level and get ready for playing advanced cello literature? Octaves for the Cello, Book One can help you learn to play thumb position double stop octaves.
First, the exercises teach your fingers the correct spacing for an octave double stop. Then the exercises help build your left hand strength in thumb position (double stops require a lot of strength!). You will learn how to play an octave double stop on D, at the mid-string harmonic, and at A, around where fourth position is. Finally, you will learn to shift between the two octave double stops that you have learned.
This book works well with Thumb Position methods and allows the teacher to introduce octaves to their students gradually and easily.
Note: this is a PDF download of the book; not a print book. This book can be saved to your computer and printed.
by Cassia Harvey