Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ennui

Blogging is temporarily suspended. BTW, I put the Christmas tree away yesterday, when finally someone managed to knock it to the floor. Bleak, interminable midwestern winter ensues.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a beginning (1 year) cello student and am in desparate need of a scales and arpeggios book. What can you recommend? The web shows so many, but I would really like one that has 4 octaves and fingerings.

Thanks...

pgeelhaar@sbcglobal.net

Emily said...

Well, I look forward to your return and hope you'll have me when I swing by MN in the spring. Lucy (cat) says, "mk kaaaa", which I think means "get un-enniued soon!" :)

Laila and Minchie said...

Great job finally knocking that tree over you kittens!

See you again on your return.

Gottagopractice said...

As to scales, I would recommend starting with Klengel Technical Exercises vol 1. 1-4 octaves with fingerings, plus arpeggios (triads) and broken thirds. Also learn the Duport "universal fingering" for all scales. When you can do all that, go on to Yampolsky and/or Galamian, depending on whether you want more left or right hand challenges, respectively.

cellodonna said...

Yes, 'tis the season! (to sit back and be lazy for a while.)