Books

 

cello instruction books


THE LANGUAGE OF THE LEFT HAND FOR THE CELLO



  Martha Gerschefski       


THE ROAD TO THUMB POSITION THIRDS FOR THE CELLO



  Martha Gerschefski       

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  1. J.S. Bach Six Suites

Body Exercises and Warm-ups for the Cello

Strong and Flexible Bow for the Cello

The Daily Dozen... Plus

The Road to Secure Intonation in the Neck Positions

Easy False Harmonics and 4 x 1 Octaves

The Language of the Left Hand for the Cello                 

Rudolf Matz: 30 Etudes in Neck Position

Rudolf Matz: 21 Etudes in Q Position

Easy Octaves for the Cello

The Road to Four Octave Scales and Arpeggios

The Road to Sixths for the Cello

The Start [companion book to Essential Elements for the Cello]

Technique Books I Like and How I Use Them

Thirds in Thumb Position for the Cello

in progress:

Thirds in Thumb Position for the Cello

Beginning the Cello

Introduction to Thumb Position

Low Thirds for the Cello

The Road to Minor Scales

Body Exercises and Warm-Ups for the Cello Vol. II


BODY EXERCISES AND WARMUPS FOR THE CELLO




  Martha Gerschefski       

My books are step by step “how to do it” manuals.


They start with instruction on learning the basics of a certain technique and continue with some original exercises and short excerpts I have gleaned from a number of other technique books.  Finally there are passages from actual pieces that use the technique.  This way, before even playing the pieces, the hardest places are already learned!


Taken as a whole, the books contain a distillation of what I have learned about teaching the cello from my own great mentors and more than 50 years as a performer and teacher.