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Serial Shifting; Exercises for the Cello

By Cassia Harvey

Cello - Intermediate
Composed by Cassia Harvey. Learning Cello Positions. This intermediate cello positions book gives you exercises in rows and patterns that teach you the spaces in each position and improve accuracy. Instructional, string techniques. Book. C. Harvey Publications #CHP106. Published by C. Harvey Publications (CH.CHP106).

Item Number: CH.CHP106

ISBN 978-1932823004. 8.5 x 11 in inches.

Serial Shifting; Exercises for the Cello takes the cellist through the positions with basic shifting exercises. The studies are in rows and patterns, systematically covering "same-finger shifting," "substitution shifting," and "creeping." The first section of the book teaches first to fourth positions, while the second half teaches first to eighth positions. This book can follow a study of the position books (Second Position for the Cello, Third Position for the Cello, Fourth Position for the Cello, and Fifth Position for the Cello) and help the student incorporate their knowledge of individual positions into a reliable shifting technique. Teachers can also assign this book to more advanced students to help solidify their technique as they prepare for the concerto repertoire.

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  • May 26, 2018 One of the best practical resources

    I found this resource one of the best for learning to shift in a way that is most practical for playing "real" music. So often exercise books only have the idiomatic friendly technique aspects but seem to avoid providing ways to play those awkward passages found in orchestral and solo...

    works. This resource goes along way in developing technique to meet those demands.

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