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CONTENTS:

Cello Solos                                       (click here)

Cello Duos &  up to 4 Cellos         (click here)

Cello & Guitar Duos                    (click here)

Violin(Recorder) & Cello Duos       (click here)

Violin & Guitar Duos                       (click here)

Guitar Solos & Duos                       (click here)

CLASSICAL GUITAR METHOD by Georg Mertens (for now free)

(Guitar TAB'S            -                temporarily removed)

CELLO METHOD by Georg Mertens - Step by Step (for now free)

- Volume I:                                      
 (click here)
- Volume II:                                      
(click here)

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To my Editions of Sheet Music

All my Editions are written by hand.
Computer music programs seem to have their own mind.
If you want to write fingerings in, you have always to enter a conversation with someone who says:
you have to do it my way.

Copyright Notice
Copyright by Georg Mertens, Katoomba Australia 2017
forwarding, copying, selling, publishing without written permission is against the law.

For use in videos, movies, CD's, TV & commercials:
contact Georg Mertens - email: georgcello@hotmail.com
(use without written agreement is illegal)

Performing of all music below welcome.
(see Royalty arrangement below)

Donations / Royalties
Donations
are welcome for allowing me spending more time on polishing and extending the Music Library.
A Royalty payment of 1% per movement applies only to performances & recording sales worth more than $1000,
in effect $10 per movement from every $1000 earned. (units are $5.00)

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History of this website

In 2009 we had terrible bushfires here in the Blue Mountains, in fact quite close to my home.
It went through my mind, which would be the most hurting thing to loose in a fire.
Most items seemed replacable, even instruments or our house - even if not of the same quality or even it it would be a very personal attachment.
But one thing was standing out as a grave loss: all the music I had handwritten over 30 years, distributed in different shelves all over the house.
Thousands of hours of work would be lost, irreplacable.
The safest place - unthreatened by disaster - seemed to be the unburnable net.
Starting this webpage also made me writing my music neater.
My hope is, that the music on these pages will enhance some moments in the life of many music lovers.

  



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Georg's Little Music Library

C E L L O - S O L O S   - 

  h a n d w r i t t e n   c om p o s i t i o n s   a n d   a r r a n g e m e n t s
         b y   G e o r g   M e r t e n s

DIFFICULTY is marked in degrees from 1 - 10:, examples:
1 = very easy, all 1st position
4 = (Breval Sonata), position 1-4
6 = (Bach Prelude 1 or 'The Swan')
9 = difficult (Haydn / Boccherini Concertos)
10 = very difficult (Dvorak cello Concerto)

CD "CELLO SOLOS" (left) and "AN ALBUM DEDICATED TO THE LOVE OF THE LOWER STRINGS (right)
with compositions and arrangements by Georg Mertens
   (click on CD cover to listen / order)

          
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I.
Albeniz - Asturias [ Leyenda]
arranged for cello solo
originally for piano, famous for guitar.
I have performed this piece for 30 years on guitar, but found particularly the middle part sounds great on cello.
Transcribed by Georg Mertens - [grading 9-10 out of 10] 
 
          LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCH Youtube
Asturias Sheet music $6.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

 

Anonymus Spanish Romance - additional cello / violin parts by G. Mertens)
- original guitar part unchanged.

The players may decide to play tremolo in the D.C. and also make up an introduction, a transition and an ending to their own taste
according to the feeeling in the room (as we did).
        WATCH Spanish Romance Youtube
Sheetmusic of cello & violin parts to Spanish Romance $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

 

Anonymus, Collection Forster 1549
Ich Armes Maidlein (Poor Maiden me)
An almost forgotten Renaissance Song of rare beauty and simplicity.
From the text we may assume that the singer, so also the composer was a woman. The composition may be older than 1500.
          LISTEN on iTUNES (last track)
Ich armes Maidlein Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


J. Dowland - Melancholy Galliard arr. for cello solo
Originally for lute, this piece gives the feeling of playing a viola da gamba.
transcribed for cello solo [grading 8 out of 10]                   WATCH Youtube
Melancholy Galliard Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



G. Gershwin - Summertime
for cello solo [grading 5 out of 10]              WATCH Youtube
Summertime Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)




J. Haydn - Cadenza to Cello Concerto C major, 1st movement by Georg Mertens
,
More interesting than the printed Cadenza and more fitting in style than the Cadenzas by Benjamin Britten and Maurice Gendron.
[grading 9 out of 10]
Haydn Cadenza Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



J. Massenet - Meditation from Thais
Arrangement for cello solo by Georg Mertens - matches violin/piano accompaniment part.
2p [grading 9 out of 10] revised Jan. '14
                LISTEN on iTUNES              WATCH Youtube
Meditation from Thais Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Georg Mertens -
Blue Mountains (Rainforest) cello solo Sonata

Impressions of the Blue Mountains Rainforest.
Composed for and inspired by the "Rainforest Recitals" at the "Rainforest Hut", part of "Scenic World", Katoomba in January & February 2014.

( I ) Flowers, Shapes, Colours & Cicadas.
[grading 9 out of 10]

               WATCH Youtube

( II ) Tall trees & The Songs of the Birds
[grading 8 out of 10]

                WATCH Youtube

( III ) Mist, Rain, Thunder & Sunshine breaking through.
[grading 9 out of 10]
                 WATCH Youtube

Blue Mountains (Rainforest) cello solo Sonata.
Sheet music $10.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)




Georg
Mertens - 5 Preludes for cello solo:
"For the Love of the Sound of the Lower Strings
"
Several students complained to me that they started learning the cello, because they love the sound of the lower strings,
but then once they advance most of the cello music is written mostly for A and D strings!
I promised to write music for the lower strings.
[grading 4 - 6 out of 10]


Prelude No 1 in D minor - "Sea Waves"
- Evolving from one note to an arpeggio thunder.
 
[grading 4 out of 10]              WATCH Youtube

Sheetmusic for Prelude No 1: $3.00
(will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


Prelude No 2 in A minor - The Sound of Monks

[grading 4-5 out of 10]               WATCH Youtube
written in 7 chapters, the steps of the Aeolian scale - our alphabet from A - G, the base for the names of our notes.
Each step is written in the mode based on the note it begins with:
Aeolian, Locrian, Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian (and again Aeolian).

Sheetmusic for Prelude No 2: $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Prelude No 3 in C minor - The "Mellow Cello" written for the true love of the lower strings!
[grading 5-6 out of 10]
              WATCH Youtube
Sheetmusic for Prelude No 3: $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


Prelude No 4 in G minor - "Oriental"
Haunting oriental melodies in harmonic minor accompanied with an open string drone.

[grading 6 out of 10]               WATCH Youtube
Sheetmusic for Prelude No 4: $4.00
(will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

Prelude No 5 in C major - "The Harmonics Jester" - Fun with natural Harmonics .
[grading 7 out of 10]
              WATCH Youtube
Sheetmusic for Prelude No 5: $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


** Set of The 5 Preludes
for the Love of the Lower Strings. Sheet music (includes also the Old prelude No 1) $12.00 (will be send per email during the next 48 hours)




Old Prelude No 1 in D minor - "Wavy"
[grading 4 out of 10]               WATCH Youtube
Sheetmusic for Old Prelude No 1: $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


Georg Mertens - Spanish Romance for cello solo
Inspired by the Anonymus 19th century guitar version, also known from the movie "Jeux Inderdit",
[grading 9 out of 10]                  LISTEN on iTUNES              WATCH Youtube
Spanish Romance Sheet music $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Georg
Mertens - Tango Celloguitar

This piece uses guitar techniques like pizzicato tremolo and rasguado on the cello.
Very effective, fun, but very hard for left and right hand.
[grading 10 out of 10]                          LISTEN on iTUNES                WATCH Youtube
Tango Celloguitar Sheet music $7.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)




Georg
Mertens - Variations on Neidhardt's (1180-1240) "Maienzeit / Maytime"

The Variations are based on the original 6 note scale: ACDEFG (medieval Minne song)
for solo cello [grading 8 out of 10]                          LISTEN on iTUNES                    WATCH Youtube
Variations on Maytime Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per emai during the next 24 hoursl)




Georg Mertens - Jenolan Cathedral Ciaconna
A Chaconne exploring in the variations the different sounds and effects in the Cathedral Chamber of Jenolan Caves.
for solo cello.This composition sounds particularly effective in churches.
[grading 9 out of 10]                   LISTEN on iTUNES               WATCH Youtube
Jenolan Ciaconna Sheet music $6.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Georg
Mertens - Variations on "Sakura, Sakura"

[Theme: Traditional Japanese] for cello solo
[grading 7 out of 10]         LISTEN on iTUNES                    WATCH Youtube

Variations on Sakura, Sakura Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

 


Erik Satie - Gymnopedie 1
originally piano, arrangement for 1 or 2 cellos by Georg Mertens

The solo part is the same as cello 1 for Duo.              WATCH - as soloYoutube
[grading 3-4 out of 10]  Sheet music $3.00
(will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Vincente
Sojo - Cantico

originally guitar, arrangement for cello solo by Georg Mertens 2p
[grading 8 out of 10]                  LISTEN on iTUNES                  WATCH Youtube
Cantico Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)




F. Tarrega "Recuerdos del Alhambra"-
additional cello / violin parts by G. Mertens
- original guitar part unchanged.

        WATCH Recuerdos del Alhambra Youtube
Sheetmusic of cello & violin parts to Tarrega's Recuerdos del Alhambra $3.00 (will be send per emai during the next 24 hoursl)


A.
Vivaldi - Sonata No 5 E minor, Largo 1st mov. example of Baroque ornamentation

I wrote for the first movement examples of typical Baroque ornaments down. Usually they are played in the repeats.
 [grading 7 out of 10]
                      WATCHYoutube   

+  PLUS
                     Sonata No 5 E minor, Largo 3rd mov. as Solo version (playing melody and continuo on one cello)
In this version the solo cello plays the melody plus the original accompaniment in double stops. [grading 8 out of 10]
                      WATCHYoutube
Sheetmusic of both above movements $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

   


 


CONCERT CALENDAR of GEORG MERTENS    click here for An ANALYSIS of BOW TECHNIQUE

click here for an "ANALYSIS of the SIX SUITES for Cello solo" by J.S. BACH

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Georg's Little Music Library

   M U S I C   F O R   2  (3)   C E L L O S   

 h a n d w r i t t e n   c om p o s i t i o n s   a n d   a r r a n g e m e n t s
         b y   G e o r g   M e r t e n s

DIFFICULTY is marked in degrees from 1 - 10:, examples:
1 = very easy, all 1st position
4 = (Breval Sonata), position 1-4
6 = (Bach Prelude 1 or 'The Swan')
9 = difficult (Haydn / Boccherini Concertos)
10 = very difficult (Dvorak cello Concerto)

Find in the "Cello Method" below 90 Duos for 2 Cellos (click here)

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J.S. Bach - Arioso from Cantata No 156 for 2 Cellos
[grading: cello 1: 6 out of 10 / cello continuo 2-3 out of 10 ]             LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCH Youtube (here with piano)
Sheet music of 2 cello parts. $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)
   



J.S.
Bach - Lute Suite No 1 in E minor for 2 Cellos
. Sounds fantastic on 2 cellos!

Allemande (grading 7 out of 10)                  WATCH Youtube
Cello parts Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

Courante (grading 7 out of 10)                  WATCH Youtube
Cello parts Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

Bourree (grading 5 out of 10)                  WATCH Youtube
Cello parts Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

J.S. Bach - Chorals for 2 (4) Cellos [grading 1 to 4 out of 10]
So many students asked me for more Chorals by Bach. Here are a few:

      1st position, no extension (in melody part)
      1 Nun ruhen all Waelder

       1st position with extensions
      2 Christus der uns selig macht 
      3 Wer nur den lieben Gott laesst walten
      4 O Haupt voll Blut umwunden
      5 Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme in Bb maj
      
       up to second position 
      6 Freue dich meine Seele
      7 An Wasserfluessen

       up to 4th position
      8 Jesu meine Freude ( for 4 cellos)
      5a Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme in original key Eb maj

Sheet music of 8 chorals together $8.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


Mauro Giuliani - Variations on La Folia for 2 cellos [grading 8 out of 10]
brilliant finale! 
Originally Classical guitar

Sheet music $8.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)            WATCH Youtube


Bach - Gounod  -  Meditation - Ave Maria for 2 Cellos in C major and G major
[grading: cello 1: 7 (in C)  5 (in G) out of 10 / cello continuo 2 out of 10 ]             LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCH Youtube (here with piano)
Sheet music of both versions for 2 cellos $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)
   



Enrique Granados - Intermezzo from "Goyescas"
for 2 cellos [grading 8 out of 10]
Exceptionally beautiful!
Originally Orchestra
l intermezzo from the opera "Goyescas"
Sheet music $6.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

G. F. Handel - Recitativo & Aria F major from the opera "Rinaldo" (Aria de Almirena: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
Cello - with 2nd cello & accompaniment plus guitar accompaniment
[grading: cello 4 out of 10 / cello continuo 1-2 out of 10 ]
             LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCHYoutube
Sheet music of melody / cello acc. / guitar acc. $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

Thomas Morley - Almain arr. for 2 cellos (violin (recorder / oboe / shakuhachi) / cello & guitar acc.).
[grading 4 out of 10]              LISTEN on iTUNES (with recorder, track 14)
Sheet music
of melody in treble and bass / cello acc. / guitar acc. $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Henry Purcell
- Dido's Lament from "Dido and Anea"s (1689)

Arr. for 2 (3) cellos
[grading 4-5 out of 10]   

Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


C. Saint Saens / J.S. Bach
The Swan (Le Cygne)
in Duo with Bach Prelude G major (reminder) !
2 cellos [grading 6 out of 10]

Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)                    WATCH Youtube



Gaspar Sanz
- Pavanas
(1674)
Exceptionally beautiful on 2 cellos!
originally vihuela (guitar) arrangement for cello Duo by Georg Mertens 2p [grading 7 out of 10]

Duo Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

Gaspar Sanz - Canarios (1674)
Very lively exciting dance, lots of character and bounce.
originally vihuela (guitar) arrangement for cello Duo by Georg Mertens 3p [grading 8 out of 10]

Duo Sheet music $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Erik Satie - Gymnopedie 1
originally piano, arrangement for 1 or 2 cellos by Georg Mertens [grading 3-4 out of 10]

Duo Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)                    WATCHYoutube



Domenico Scarlatti
- Sonata K. 32  Aria

originally harpsichord, arrangement for 2 cellos
plus arrangement for violin / reciorder / flute / shakuhachi with cello
by Georg Mertens
Sheet music $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)                    WATCHYoutube (with shakuhachi & cello)

 

The Shakers - Dance Song "Simple Gifts" (19th Century)
arr. for 2 Cellos
Cello parts Sheet music $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


A.
Vivaldi - Sonata No 5 E minor, Largo 1st mov. example of Baroque ornamentation

I wrote for the first movement examples of typical Baroque ornaments down. Usually they are played in the repeats.
 [grading 7 out of 10]
                      WATCHYoutube   

+  PLUS
                     Sonata No 5 E minor, Largo 3rd mov. as Solo version (playing melody and continuo on one cello)
In this version the solo cello plays the melody plus the original accompaniment in double stops. [grading 8 out of 10]
                      WATCHYoutube
Sheetmusic of both above movements $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

Find in the "Free Cello Method" (below) 90 Duos for 2 Cellos - click here !



CONCERT CALENDAR of GEORG MERTENS

click here for:  A comprehensive ANALYSIS of the SIX SUITES for Cello solo by J.S. BACH

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Georg's Little Music Library

  C E L L O - & - G U I T A R - D U O S

  h a n d w r i t t e n   c om p o s i t i o n s   a n d   a r r a n g e m e n t s
         b y   G e o r g   M e r t e n s

DIFFICULTY is marked in degrees from 1 - 10:, examples:
1 = very easy, all 1st position
4 = (Breval Sonata), position 1-4
6 = (Bach Prelude 1 or 'The Swan')
9 = difficult (Haydn / Boccherini Concertos)
10 = very difficult (Dvorak cello Concerto)

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Anonymus Spanish Romance - additional cello / violin parts by G. Mertens
- original guitar part unchanged.

The players may decide to play tremolo in the D.C. and also make up an introduction, a transition and an ending to their own taste
according to the feeeling in the room (as we did).
        WATCH Spanish Romance Youtube
Sheetmusic of cello & violin parts to Spanish Romance $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



J.S.Bach - Sonata for Viola da gamba No 2, D major BWV 1028 arranged for cello & guitar. Guitar part
The guitar accompaniment matches the original cello part)
This Sonata is - literally taken - a Trio Sonata, written in a 3 part form: the right hand of the harpsichord, the Viola da Gamba and the continuo of the left hand of the harpsichord.
The Viola da Gamba does not - as one would expect - play the leading role. Rather it is placed in the middle (like a viola) in between the right and left hand of the harpsichord.
This set up might even suggest, that the known edition is a particular rendition, and it might as well have been meant for example for violin, a Viola da gambe and cello, the harpsichord playing the figured bass of the cello and in the form today as well the violin part.
In the arrangement here I found it more important to keep the top melody part complete ("violin") or right hand of the harpsichord rather than the left hand.
I therefore fitted in the bass part as much as playable, leaving out mainly transitional notes and ornaments in the bass.
Surprisingly this lead to an accompaniment, which sounds rhythmically clearer and also forms in its part its own
musical independence and sounds virtually like a complete guitar piece by being played just by itself.

Bach: Sonata for Viola da gamba D major,  Adagio & Allegro
Sheet music of the guitar accompaniment  $5.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonatina c 1795, D minor for cello & guitar (originally in C minor for mandolin & harpsichord)
The guitar is naturally very close in sound to the harpsichord. The combination of cello and guitar sounds here absolutely wonderful - as if originally intended.

There exist an edition for cello & piano by Stutschewsky (1931).
However, Stutschewsky changed the tempo from Adagio to Andante and lifted the tempo in the major part even to "Un poco animato".
Contrary to this suggestion the Adagio sounds very effective, especially if the tempo remains for the major part unchanged.
Stutschevsky changed also in the accompaniment the relationship between the solo instrument and the accompaniment and swapped parts around.
The edition here offered is as close as can be to the Beethoven original.

          WATCH Youtube
Sheetmusic includes cello & guitar parts $5.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) Ave Maria (originally voice & orchestra/organ)
Original key. The Renaisance harmonies in the guitar part sound nearly modern. A bit more rhythm and it could be Villa-Lobos!
(grading 6 out of 10)
              WATCH Youtube
Sheet music of Caccini $3.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

 

Frederic Chopin - Cello Sonata op 65, Largo arr. for cello & guitar

This movement is the only chamber music ensemble work by Chopin, which could be transcribed for cello & guitar, in fact it is very suitable.
The unusual key of Bb major by a composer indulging in complex harmonies gives the guitarist a new feeling of possible combinations.

The cello part is a copy of a wonderful handwriting from c 1900; obviously the owner had lost the cello part and wrote it out.
In the complete Sonata plus the Polonaise brilliant no place has been corrected by crossing out - white out and other means of correcting did not exist yet!

Cello &
Guitar parts [cello grading 7 out of 10 / guitar 9 out of 10]
Sheetmusic includes Chopin the old hand written part and the guitar part $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


Boris Fomin - Dorogoi Dlinnoyu / "Those were the Days, my Friend" - arranged for cello or violin and guitar by Georg Mertens.
Although a Russian traditional, this tune became famous sung by the Welsh folk singer Mary Hopkin in 1967.
                 LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCHYoutube
Sheetmusic of Violin or cello & Guitar $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


Georg F.
Handel - Recitativo & Aria F major from the opera "Rinaldo" (Aria de Almirena: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
Cello with 2nd cello & guitar accompaniment
[grading: cello 4 out of 10 / cello continuo 1-2 out of 10 ]
             LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCH Youtube
Sheet music of melody / cello acc. / guitar acc. $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)
   




Thomas
Morley - Almain
arr. for 2 cellos (violin (recorder / oboe / shakuhachi) / cello & guitar acc.).
[grading 4 out of 10]              LISTEN on iTUNES (with recorder, track 14)
Sheet music
of melody in treble and bass / cello acc. / guitar acc. $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)




Nicolo Paganini - Cantabile (M.S. 109)
arr. for cello & guitar (originally violin & guitar) Original key.
[cello part grading 8 out of 10 / guitar part c 5 out of 10]

Sheetmusic cello & guitar parts $5.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)




F. Tarrega "Recuerdos del Alhambra"-
additional cello / violin parts by G. Mertens
- original guitar part unchanged. 
        WATCH Recuerdos del Alhambra Youtube
Sheetmusic of cello & violin parts tTarrega's Recuerdos del Alhambra & $3.00 (will be send per emai during the next 24 hoursl)



Traditional Andes Song - "El Condor Pasa" arranged by Georg .M. for cello or violin (flute / recorder / shakuhachi) & guitar
[grading 6 out of 10]
                LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCH Youtube
Sheetmusic for El Condor Pasa $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)



Traditional Hungarian Gyspy Song - "The Old Gypsy" arranged for cello or violin & guitar
[grading 6 out of 10]
                LISTEN on iTUNES    WATCH Youtube
Sheetmusic of "The Old Gypsy" $5.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)


Antonio Vivaldi - Cello Sonata No 5 in E minor
RV 40 arr. for cello & guitar.
guitar accompaniment. (See in "Cello Solos" the cello part of the first mov. with Baroque ornaments)
            LISTEN on iTUNES (Largo & Allegro with cello & piano)    WATCH Youtube (video with 2 cellos)
Guitar part of all movements $ 6.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)




    CONCERT CALENDAR of GEORG MERTENS

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Thomas Morley - Almain arr. for 2 cellos (violin (recorder / oboe / shakuhachi) / cello & guitar acc.).
[grading 4 out of 10]              LISTEN on iTUNES (with recorder, track 14)
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of melody in treble and bass / cello acc. / guitar acc. $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 24 hours)

* see also for violin & guitar or for 2 cellos

 

Pachelbel Canon in D  -  a not so boring cello part
Possibly every cello player, every student complains: this cello part is so boring. - I got so bored, I started to embellish the part.
It fits better and sounds better (here recorded with the Blue Mountains Trio on the CD: Music for Grand Dining)
There are very (!) many versions of this Canon and they are different in length.
According to the violin parts it may be necessary to repeat the 2 bars before the last note several times.
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Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata K. 32  Aria
originally harpsichord, arrangement for violin / reciorder / flute / shakuhachi with cello
(also for 2 cellos)
by Georg Mertens
Sheet music $4.00 (will be send per email during the next 48 hours)                    WATCHYoutube (with shakuhachi & cello)

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Anonymus Spanish Romance - additional cello / violin parts by G. Mertens)
- original guitar part unchanged.

The players may decide to play tremolo in the D.C. and also make up an introduction, a transition and an ending to their own taste
according to the feeeling in the room (as we did).
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Boris Fomin - Dorogoi Dlinnoyu / "Those were the Days, my Friend" - arranged for violin or cello and guitar by Georg Mertens.
Although a Russian traditional, this tune became famous sung by the Welsh folk singer Mary Hopkin in 1967.
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Thomas Morley - Almain arr. for recorder / violin & guitar / cello (see also 2 cellos).
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G. H. M. Rodriguez - Tango: "La Cumparsita" - arranged by Georg Mertens
Violin & guitar [grading 6 out of 10]
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F. Tarrega's Recuerdos del Alhambra - additional cello / violin parts by G. Mertens)
- original guitar part unchanged.

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Traditional Andes Song - "El Condor Pasa" arranged for violin (flute / recorder / shakuhachi) or cello & guitar
[grading 6 out of 10]
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Traditional Hungarian Gyspy Song - "The Old Gypsy" arranged for violin or cello & guitar
[grading 6 out of 10]
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Bach J.S. - Praeambulum C major (guitar solo) In notes and TAB
- No 1 from the "Klavierbuechlein fuer Wilhelm-Friedemann (Bach)"
BWV 924 [grading 7 out of 10]
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J.S.Bach - Sonata for Viola da gamba No 2, D major BWV 1028 arranged for 2 guitars.
This Sonata is - literally taken - a Trio Sonata, written in a 3 part form: the right hand of the harpsichord, the Viola da Gamba and the continuo of the left hand of the harpsichord.
The Viola da Gamba does not - as one would expect - play the leading role. Rather it is placed in the middle (like a viola) in between the right and left hand of the harpsichord.
This set up might even suggest, that the known edition is a particular rendition, and it might as well have been meant for example for violin, a Viola da gambe and cello, the harpsichord playing the figured bass of the cello and in the form today as well the violin part.
In the arrangement here I found it more important to keep the top melody part complete ("violin") or right hand of the harpsichord rather than the left hand.
I therefore fitted in the bass part as much as playable, leaving out mainly transitional notes and ornaments in the bass.
Surprisingly this lead to an accompaniment, which sounds rhythmically clearer
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Bach: Sonata for Viola da gamba D major,  Adagio & Allegro
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonatina c 1795, D minor for 2 guitars (originally in C minor for mandolin & harpsichord)
In a sense both mandolin and harpsichord are a plucked instrument.
The guitar is naturally very close to both.
The oringianl combination is hardly being performed.
The guitar melody
part can also be played by mandolin; I added stroke direction suggestions for mandolin (plectrum guitar).
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Antonio Vivaldi - Largo form Concerto for 2 mandolins in G major (Largo in E minor)
arranged for 2 guitars incorporating the accompaniment of the string orchestra pizzicato.
(ad lib cello part included)

[grading 5 out of 10]

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The Guitar Method is not finished and all parts will be reviewed during this year 2018

CONTENTS

No.      TITLE

I          Where are the Notes on the Guitar?
              A - The open strings
              B - The Notes in the standard first position
              C - The Notes on all strings in all positions
              D - Sharps (#) and flats (b)

II         Finger indications of right and left hand

III       Tuning the Guitar

IV      Notation and names for the length of notes and rests

No I - IV CLASSICAL GUITAR METHOD - FREE DOWNLOAD (click here)


  1
       - The high E - string / alternating stroke

  2      The Left hand / Notes on the high E-string

  3      Rain, rain, go away

  4      - The open E and B strings

  5      The Notes on the B-string

  6      Four, one & open (G.M.)

  7      Melody in C major (G.M.)

  8      Fast Fingers (G.M.) - PHOTOS of left & right hand

  9      - The G string

  10    The open 3 top strings with a, m, i

  11    Andantino (G.M.)

  12    Song of / Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

  13
    Mountain Road (G.M.)

No 1 - 13 CLASSICAL GUITAR METHOD - FREE DOWNLOAD (click here)


  14    - The open Bass Strings D, A & E

  15    Frere Jacques

  16    - Sharps - here f#

  17    Andantino (Carcassi)

  18    - c#, g# & natural

  19    E - Drive (G.M.)

  20    Evening (G.M.)

  21    - The general Notation for the Classical Guitar

  22    Flamencino I (G.M.) - everyone's favourite!

  23    B - Drive (G.M.) - triplets

  24    The Clown (G.M.)

  25    Melancholy (G.M.)

  26    Blind Study - hitting the right string without looking (G.M.)

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  27    - The Notes on the Bass Strings

  28    Andantino (Carcassi

  29    Scale in C major

  30    Scale in A melodic minor

  31    Moderato - Training i, m, a (G.M.)

  32    Bass Note Reading

  33    Flamencino II (G.M.)

  34
    Asturiana (G.M.)

  35
    Bass Study after Fernando Sor (G.M.)

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13 Tangillo ( G. Mertens )
Tango rhythm. Frequent easy shifting between positions 1 - 2. In A major. For 3 guitars
With accompaniments of rhythm and solo guitar (Solo guitar part comes also in TAB and is suitable for plectrum / electric guitar).
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14 Romance ( G. Mertens )
Introducing position play between pos 1 and 5. Moderate speed
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15 Synchronisation Study ( G. Mertens )
Dynamic expressions. Tricky finger lifting. Positions 1 and 5.
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16 Concert Toccatina ( G. Mertens ) plus a change of positions exercise.
A  student wished to play J.S.Bach's Toccata in d minor. I explained, it's impossible on guitar, but promised to write something very similar. Effective and similar.
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17 Outer Space Sounds - unaccompanied ( G. Mertens )
Atmospheric 12 Tone music.
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 From the Beginning to the Completion of Position 4

This Cello Method sets the following standard:.

* Every piece is a musical unit.
* Exercises are short and to the point.
* Pieces are accompanied with a second cello.
* The progression of pieces and exercises ensures every new step is prepared.
* Students will enjoy every step and progress gradually from level to level without suddenly experiencing obstacles

Georg Mertens has been a cello teacher for more than 40 years.
During his studies he researched for hiswritten thesis all available teaching methods.
Most methods have their strong point and their weakness.
Georg's duty was to work out these strong points and weaknesses.
Consequently he sat down to write a method combining the strong points and avoiding the weaknesses.
He started his first method in 1975 - and none of the numbers remained the same over the years!

Today many new cello methods are often "designed" not primarily to learn to play cello but to play as early as possible with other players together, including brass - a technically unrelated instrument.These methods often teach wrong techniques and of course in an illogical order for cello.
This cello method is written just for cello, has been tested and corrected.

Copyright for all parts of this method Georg Mertens (2009 / 2016).
Free copying welcome. Any use for commercial purpose is prohibited.

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VOLUME 1 No. 0 - 50 FIRST POSITION - UPDATED JUNE 2016


(see below for Volume 2):

No 0 - 3 INTRODUCTION INTO BOW AND LEFT HAND

TIPS for using this Cello-Method

How to Practice? - Good ideas

No 0 - Getting started
- The open strings / the reading concept / up & down bow.

No 1 - Learning to play in rhythm on open strings
- Includes 1/4 reading, counting & playing 4/4, rhythmical bow movement and feel / rests.

No 2 - Half notes on open strings (1/2)
- Teaches to create a more continuous sound and a feeling for the bow ; bow treatment for the different strings.

No 3 - Rain, rain go away [traditional English]
- Introducing the left hand, reading 2 notes without finger indication, stretch from1 - 4, pizzicato ; with 2nd cello already playable for students.

No 3 Extra - Hot Cross Buns - for our young players


 

No 4 - 9 EASY READING IN THE KEY OF D MAJOR

No 4 - Open strings accompaniment to No 5
- The accompaniment has the exact same bowing as the song, preparing to use in the song bow and left hand together.

No 5 - Twinkle, twinkle little Star [melody: Traditional Austrian]

No 6 - French Folk Song [Traditional French] with 2nd cello for the teacher
- Starting V in order to have the finish notes in down bow / most students will hear themselves that their 3d finger is too flat; this is an exellent piece to sharpen their ear - they will be grateful.

No 7 - Tica tica Tuc - tuc; Quavers/ 8th notes [Mertens] with 2nd cello for students
- Repetitive rhythmical pattern, fun for students, also introducing 1st finger on G and C string.

No 8 - Frere Jacques / Where is Thumbkin [Traditional French]
- In Frere Jacques every bar is repeated; the repeated bar has no fingerings

No 9 - All my little Ducklings / Alle meine Entchen [Traditional German] with 2nd cello for students
- All my little Ducklings is a song based on a scale, in Germany the first beginner song.

 

 

No 10 - 15 SONGS IN THE KEY OF D MAJOR

No 10 - Scale in D major
- The scale has a rest between the notes to prepare the next finger and to teach not to lift the bow.

No 11 - Two Intonation Exercises to play 3rd and 4th finger close together.

No 12 - Lightly Row / Haenschen klein [Traditional German] corrects mistakes in the too well known Suzuki version / with 2nd cello

No 13 - Song of Joy / Ode to Joy / Ode to peace / Freude schoener Goetterfunke [Beethoven] with easy 2nd cello for students
- Easy up and down reading song ; recommended for memory play ; introduction of dotted rhythm.

No 14 - Fox Song / Song of the Wind / Fuchs du hast Gans gestohlen [Traditional German] with 2nd cello for students. Corrects mistakes in the Suzuki version
- Rhythmical movement song ; teaches to leave a finger on the old string for convenience and better intonation.

No 15 - Bee baa Bootzelman / Der Bi Ba Butzelmann [Traditional German] with a fun pizzicato part for the teacher
- Rhythmical song & dance with contrasting middle part in dotted rhythm ; teaches 2 up bows in a row on different strings and note reading with larger intervals.



No 16 - 21 THE KEY OF G MAJOR / 2nd FINGER

No 16 - The Notes in G major /

No 17 - The scale in G major with accompaniment

No 18 - Andantino [Carcassi] - Introducing the 2nd finger / with cello accompaniment for the teacher
- Finally a typical instrumental piece, a joy to play. This little piece fixes often the problem of touching by mistake the wrong string.

No 19 - Silent Night / Heilige Nacht [Max Gruber] with 2nd cello for students
- This song has a wide range covering all notes from the C on the A string to the open G string.

No 20 - Happy Birthday [Traditional English] with 2nd cello for students

No 21 - Arpeggio Study [Mertens] - see No 24 for this Arpeggio stud yas a cello Duo with slurred bowing.




No 22 - 27 SLURS

No 22 - a / b / c / d - Slur Exercises
- Learning slurs in string crossings and also from note to note. Trains a gradual transition between strings. Makes aware of and corrects bow direction.

No 23 - Quick Tune, 2 notes slurred [Mertens] for 2nd cello for students see below
- Fun piece in Irish style with frequent 2 note slurs in string crossings and parts of scales. Sounds great.

No 24 - Arpeggio Slur Study: Like No 21, but 2 slurred with cello 2 in imitation of cello 1

No 25 - Rigadoon [Purcell] for Accompaniment see No 44
- Typical instrumental dance. Favourite of all students. Makes them practice the harder bits.

No 26 - Nun ruhen alle Waelder [Bach]
- The original tune was by H.Isaac c. 1490. One of Bach's favourite melodies.

No 27 - Down in these Woods / Dort niedn in jenem Holze [Traditional German]
- Beautiful Renaissance song.

 

 

No 28 - 35 THE KEY OF C MAJOR

No 28 - Scale in C major with accompaniment
- as a Duo an ideal meditative starting piece

No 29 - Study in C major [Mertens] with 2nd cello for students

No 30 - Nimble Fingers [Mertens] 2nd cello in pizzicato for students
- Strictly always separated 8/8. The piece is based on the C scale. It is physically more fun and teaches the scale.

No 31 - The Hippopotamus - [Mertens] 2nd cello accompaniment for the teacher
- A funny piece, portraits the character of the Hippo using the low register; convincing when performed.




No 32 - Maienzeit / Maytime [Neidhardt] with 2nd cello for students
- Written c. 1200, the oldest song I know. Beautiful flow of melody in the aeolian mode. Slurs are balanced 2/8 against 1/4.


 


No 33 - Scarborough Fair [Traditional English] with 2nd cello for students
- Famous Renaissance song. Uneven bows, always 2/4 down against 1/4 up, a challenge to control the eveness of sound.

No 34 - Sakura, Sakura [Traditional Japanese] 2nd cello for students, but difficult
- Famous Japanese song, very slow and full of character. Teaches patience in the bow.

 

 


No 35 - Intonation Study [Mertens] 2nd cello accompaniment for the teacher
- The student can listen to the resonance of the open strings vibrating in the octave. Very educational.

 

 

No 36 - 40 MUSIC FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES

No 36 - Hartikvoh [Traditional Jewish] with 2nd cello for students
- Beautiful Hebrew melody , favourite of many students.

No 37 - The Ashgrove [Traditional English] for 2nd cello for students see No 40a
- Cheerful old English tune with a dance like middle section.

No 38 - Pavan [ Luis Milan]
- Pavan = a proud Remaissance peacock dance (with the feather in the helmet); this slow dance is one of the earliest instrumental compositions in history.

No 39 - Study in C major after Fernando Sor / for 2nd cello for students see No 42a
- Originally for guitar, this study is like written for the cello, sounds wonderful and Includes all notes from the open C string to the high C on A; great reading skill study.

No 40 - Early one Morning [Traditional English] with 2nd cello for students
- Seemingly easy, this little old song is a challenge for string crossings.

 

 

No 41 - 48 BOW VERSATILITY

No 41 - Staccato Exercise

No 42 - Double Stop Exercise

No 43 - Morning Stroll [Gretchaninov]
- Teaching 2 up bows in a row with in different characters; teaching also switching from pizz. to arco.

No 44 - Rigadoon II [Purcell] Accompaniment to No 25
- This time the accompaniment is much harder than the melody ; a slower pace is recommended for learning.

No 45 - We wish you a Merry Christmas [16th Century Anonymus] with 2nd cello for students
- Famous Renaissance song with counter melody.

No 46 - Study in G major after Dotzauer / with 2nd cello for students
- 4 & 8 notes slurred ; great study for even bow movement.

No 47 - Hornpipe [Irish Fiddle Tune] with 2nd cello for students
- Well known fast Irish tune.Teaches to hold the first finger unmoved. Short bows bring speed.

No 48 - Double-Double Stops. Bouncy cello duo, both parts playing double stops!


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No 49 - Sound development Exercises & Learning Vibrato
-  A: The "BOW on SOFA"
- B: The "Pressure Test" /
- C: Bow & Sound Exercise /
- D: Testing Bow, string and Cello
- V: Sound Quality & Vibrato

No 50 - Tuning with Harmonics
- Training to play Harmonics / Fine Tuning practice

          

The harmonic note "a",
   Left: on the A  string                Right:  on the D string
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No 49 - Sound development Exercises - Learning Vibrato
-  A: The "BOW on SOFA" Exercise / B: The "Pressure Test" / C: Bow & Sound Exercise / D: Testing Bow, string and Cello
- V: Sound Quality & Vibrato

No 50 - Tuning with Harmonics
- Training to play Harmonics / Fine Tuning practice


 

The Extended Positions and Positions 1/2, & 2,3,4

51 - 55 THE EXTENDED FIRST POSITION (BACK / b )

[Difficulty grading of No 51 - 64: 2 out of 10]

No 51b - Exercise for .the Extended Position back (b)

No 51 - Dona, Dona [Traditional Yiddish] for 2nd cello see below.
- Starting extensions with the extension back brings the hand naturally in the correct position for all extensions.
Watch that the 4th finger is always back in tune!

No 52 - Choral: Christus der uns selig macht [Bach] with 2nd cello for the teacher
- This Choral is not only very beautiful, it also includes extending from1 to 2 upwards in slow motion.

No 53 - Spagnoletto [Cesare Negri] with 2nd cello for students
- Bouncy Renaissance dance with fast extension play.

No 54 - Passamezzo [Phalese] with 2nd cello for students
- Ancient dance (1560) with an interesting striking harmony: G minor alternating with F major (Aeolian).
It is important not to rush bar 1!

No 55 - Chorea. beautiful Renaissance Dance - cello Duo
- Double stop in extension



 

COMPARISON of 1st Position and its Extensions
- Note that the Extension up (#) should look and feel in the hand the same as the Extesnion back (b)
The whole hand should move including the thumb, which should always go with the second finger.


56 - 60 THE EXTENDED FIRST POSITION UP ( # ) compared to down (b)

No 56 - Exercises for the Extended Position (#) - PHOTOS

No 57 - Scale in D major / No 58 - Study in D [Mertens] with 2nd cello for students
- 2 octave D major scale is the essential extension scale. The study reinforces by repetition the extension steps.

No 58 - Variation on "Frere Jaques"

No 59 - Study in Aeolian mode [ Mertens] with 2nd cello for students [new 2016]
- Written in B minor, the relative to D major.Tthe Aeolian mode (like melodic minor down) has something very appealing.

No 60 - Minuet in C [Petzold / Bach] for 2nd cello for students see No 68
- This famous Minuet has the extension in only one spot. The difficulty lies rather in the bow.

 

 

61 - 64 FIRST POSITION WITH BOTH EXTENSIONS - PHOTOS

No 61 - Scale in D melodic minor

No 62 - Gilderoy [Traditional Irish ; (with 2nd cello for students)
- "The boy with red Hair", a beautiful melodic tune in D minor.

No 63 - Danza [Chilesotti] (with 2nd cello for students)
- A very rhythmical, syncopated dance demonstrating the joyful rhythm of the Rennaissance people. Fun as a Duo.




No 64 - Greensleeves [after Francis Cutting 1560] with 2nd cello for students.
- The original Greensleeves is not Aeolian (Vaughan Williams got it wrong), but in minor with a major dominant.
It is a written in the form of an Sicilienne, and by contemporaries called: "An Italian Ground"




65 - 68 THE HALF POSITION


No 65 - Exercise for Half Position - PHOTOS

No 66 - Tis the last Rose of Summer [Thomas Morley] with 2nd cello for students.
- This song is often mentioned in literature e.g. by Jane Austen.
Thomas Morley (1557-1602), who was also a leading music theorist, had a rare gift to write in a simple beauty.

No 67 - Study by G.F. Dotzauer (with 2nd cello for students)

No 68 - Accompaniment to Minuet in C [Petzold / Bach, No 60]





69 - 73 THE SECOND POSITION

No 69 - Exercises for Second Position (not extended) - PHOTOS

No 70 - Hungarian Dance [Book of Sopron] (with 2nd cello for students)

No 71 - Dominion [Irish Traditional] (with 2nd cello for students)

No 72 - Mordent & Trill

No 73 - Bianco Fiore [Cesare Negri] (with 2nd cello for students)

 

 


74 - 78 THE SECOND POSITION EXTENDED & Low Second Position

No 74 - Exrecise for 2nd Positiuon extended - PHOTOS

No 75 - Old Reel [Traditional Irish] (with 2nd cello for students)

No 76 - Minuet II in C [Petzold?/Bach] (with 2nd cello for students)

No 77 - Irish Washerwoman [Traditional Irish] (with 2nd cello for students)

No 78 - The LOW SECOND POSITION - The little Drummer Boy - includes drumming! (with 2nd cello for students)

 



79 - 81 THE HIGH THIRD POSITION - PHOTOS

No 79 - Exercises for the High Third Position

No 80 - Alman [anonymus 16th century] (with 2nd cello for students)

No 81 - Dorogoi Dlinnoyu (Those were the Days my friend) [Boris Fomin] (with 2nd cello for teacher)
This instrumental tune became known as the song "Those were the Days" with Mary Hopkin 1968



 

82 - 83 THE LOW THIRD POSITION - PHOTOS

No 82 - Swedish Tune [Bernhard Romberg] (with 2nd cello for students)

No 83 - Minuet in d minor [Bach/Petzold] (with 2nd cello for students)
84 - 86 THE EXTENDED THIRD POSITION

No 84 - Study for the Extended 3rd Position [Mertens]

No 85 - Hook Stroke Studies

No 86 - Theme from "Nutcracker Suite" [Tchaikovsky] (March of the Toy Soldiers)

 

 

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87 - 97 THE FOURTH POSITION - Photos

No 87 / 88 - Scale in G major / Exercise for Positions 1 to 4 (Photos)

No 89 - Study in G major for Positions 1-4 [Mertens] see below for the accompaniments

No 89b - Study in G major "reverse" - in Duo with No 89

No 90 - Jesu meine Freude, Choral for 2 cellos [J.S.Bach]

No 91 - Study with Harmonics: Cantilena - Andante [A.Kummer]

No 92 - Spiccato Exercise in preparation fopr No 93

No 93 - A  Hundred Kisses [Traditional Hungarian Gypsy]

No 94 - Systematic Exercise for Position 1 - 4 for all strings with accompaniment
            - with Photos for positions 1 - 4 on all strings

No 95 - Autumn Leaves [J. Kosma] beautiful Duo for cellos.



 

No 96 - Introduction into the Tenor Clef

No 97 - Giga [Domenico d'alla Bella] First part is in bass clef, second part tenor. 12/8 bar/measure.
               Great introduction into playing tenor clef; beautiful Baroque piece.

 

 

 

 

Major Scale Patterns


Students are usually taught to learn scales one after another without using any understanding. If they haven't played a scale for a while, they forget it.
But all scales have their pattern of intervals, and of course the fingerings will be the same, when they start with the same finger.

Find here the patterns of the fingerings for the major scales.
In 2 weeks students will remember all major scales for all times
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Fingering Sheet for all major scales (3 octaves)

 

 

VIBRATO - How to Do & Learn - watch video below

 


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