Introduction to Cello

Wendy Solomon

Initiation

18 videos

In this introduction to cello dedicated to cello beginner musicians, Wendy Solomon makes you discover all the main elements to know about this beautiful instrument!

Introduction to Cello

Wendy Solomon is a cellist who has played as a recitalist but also as an orchestral musician in Canada, Europe and the United-States. She recently launched a new project named “Lush”, a cello quartet.

Wendy invites you to watch her initiation about cello. She gives an overview of the instrument and its basic playing techniques. Her initiation course is ideal for cello beginner musicians.

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Les principales notions abordées

Thumb Position

Vibrato

Piccato, Spiccato & Ricochet

Bow Technique

The program proposed by Wendy Solomon

This introduction to cello is divided into three parts. The first one focuses mostly on the position of the body and the fingers. The second one is about the bow technique; the last one about the performance of a music piece for beginners.

Chapter Detailed Notions

Position

In this first session, Wendy teaches you how to adopt a good position on your instrument.

You will learn how to place your fingers correctly, to shift from position to position.

Also, you’ll discover how to do a vibrato and to take thumb position.

Bow Technique

In this second part, Wendy shows you the Bow Technique as well as the piccato, spiccato and ricochet techniques.

“Twinkle twinkle little star” piece

Finally, you will study the beginner version of the piece “Twinkle twinkle little star”.

Chapter Detailed Notions

Position

In this first session, Wendy teaches you how to adopt a good position on your instrument.

You will learn how to place your fingers correctly, to shift from position to position.

Also, you’ll discover how to do a vibrato and to take thumb position.

Bow Technique

In this second part, Wendy shows you the Bow Technique as well as the piccato, spiccato and ricochet techniques.

“Twinkle twinkle little star” piece

Finally, you will study the beginner version of the piece “Twinkle twinkle little star”.

Le mot de la pédagogie

"A cello ensemble is a very special and rich sound.  The cello is blessed with a range that covers the vocal range from bass to soprano, and while the instrument is incredibly lyrical, it’s very versatile. It can also be a walking bass or cover inner rhythmic parts, be a high descent… the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. "