Cello Masterclass: “The Swan” by Saint-Saens

Melissa Chominsky

Advanced

5 videos

Melissa Chominsky invites you to take her cello masterclass about the famous piece The Swan by Saint-Saens.

Cello Masterclass: “The Swan” by Saint-Saens

Melissa Chominsky is an Australian cellist who plays in several Autralian and European orchestras.

Melissa Chominsky likes the idea of playing with cello and finding different possibilities. In this cello masterclass, she performs and explains the techniques of the famous and beautiful cello music piece “The Swan” by Saint-Saëns. She also helps you to play this piece with the right interpretation.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION - Melissa Chominsky

In collaboration with:iartschool-logo imusic-school

View all Melissa Chominsky's lessons

Learn Cello at imusic-school

Discover all our Cello lessons

The main concepts taught

Legato

Vibrato

Music Style Character

Bow Technique

The program proposed by Melissa Chominsky

This masterclass is divided into five chapters. Each session addresses one or several technical notions that are necessary to perform the piece “The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saëns.

 

ChapterDetailed Notions

The Swan by Saint-Saens

Legato and Vibrato

In this first chapter, Melissa performs the piece and introduces you the notions of legato and vibrato.

Shifting to create a Legato

Here, you will see the shifting technique to create a legato.

Legato Playing

Then, you will see how to play legato.

Vibrato Playing and music style character

Melissa will help you adding a music style character to the piece.

Element Explanation

Finally, Melissa will show you how to create a beautiful sound, by changing the bow smoothly. She also explains how to change the color of the sound.

ChapterDetailed Notions

The Swan by Saint-Saens

Legato and Vibrato

In this first chapter, Melissa performs the piece and introduces you the notions of legato and vibrato.

Shifting to create a Legato

Here, you will see the shifting technique to create a legato.

Legato Playing

Then, you will see how to play legato.

Vibrato Playing and music style character

Melissa will help you adding a music style character to the piece.

Element Explanation

Finally, Melissa will show you how to create a beautiful sound, by changing the bow smoothly. She also explains how to change the color of the sound.

A word from our teachers

"How to create beautiful sound? First of all, looking at the bow, the montant of the weight of the arm, the contact point, which near to the finger bow or close to the bridge. Secondly, the speed of the bow, as well as making your bow straight. Finally, with the left hand, it’s also quite important to think about the type of vibrato and to make sure your fingers pressing the strings down."