Cello Introduction

Josephine Vains

Initiation

9 videos

Josephine Vains shares with you a cello introduction and tells about her experience as a cellist. Discover and learn cello!

Cello Introduction

Josephine Vains is an Australian cellist who performs in Europe, Asia, North America, the Carribean, and Australia. She participates to many concerts, but also teaches as a cello professor at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

This initiation course is made for all those who want to learn more about the cello instrument and its techniques.

 

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The main concepts taught

Tuning

Body Position

Warm-up

Tone

Intonation

The program proposed by Josephine Vains

This cello beginner course is divided into nine parts. These introductory lessons gives you tips and advices about the position of the body, the tuning, the intonation, the breathing, to start serenely to familiarize with the cello.

ChapterNotions

Self-introduction

First you will listen the performance of a classical music piece and an introduction of Josephine Vains’s background.

Good conditions for playing Cello

Josephine will show you the ideal position to play cello.

Sitting properly

Here, you will see how to sit and position your body properly.

Breathing

The teacher explains you why breathing deeply when playing is very important.

Tuning

You will be explained the technique to tune a cello

Warming-up exercises

Here is a series of warm-up exercises to train.

Intonation

In this section you will see different tuning systems, how the strings vibrate.

Tone

Explanation of how to give a tone – a personal quality of the sound – to a piece.

Release the Tension

Finally, Josephine will give you tips to release the tension.

ChapterNotions

Self-introduction

First you will listen the performance of a classical music piece and an introduction of Josephine Vains’s background.

Good conditions for playing Cello

Josephine will show you the ideal position to play cello.

Sitting properly

Here, you will see how to sit and position your body properly.

Breathing

The teacher explains you why breathing deeply when playing is very important.

Tuning

You will be explained the technique to tune a cello

Warming-up exercises

Here is a series of warm-up exercises to train.

Intonation

In this section you will see different tuning systems, how the strings vibrate.

Tone

Explanation of how to give a tone – a personal quality of the sound – to a piece.

Release the Tension

Finally, Josephine will give you tips to release the tension.

A word from our teachers

For people who play a string instrument, it is important to know to how to play the piano since it helps to get solid skills of harmony, understanding different notes, and playing in an ensemble.