This list will be updated as other sources are mentioned. Studies and exercises: Duport: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/DUPORT-21-ETUDES-CELLO-by-Duport-Jean-Louis-EDT/9780769271019 Feuillard: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Daily-ExercisesTagliche-UbungenExercices-Journaliers-by-Louis-R-Feuillard-composer/9783795795030 Stutschewsky: https://en.schott-music.com/shop/violoncello-technik-no32085.html Rick Mooney: Double Stops for Cello https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Double-Stops-for-Cello-by-Rick-Mooney-author/9780874877618 Position Pieces for Cello, Books 1 and 2: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Position-Pieces-for-Cello-by-Rick-Mooney-author/9780874877625 https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Position-Pieces-for-Cello-Bk-2-by-Rick-Mooney-author/9781589512054 Thumb Position for Cello, Books 1 and 2 : https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Thumb-Position-For-Cello-Book-1-by-Mooney-Rick/9780874877632 Books about technique: Christopher Bunting: Essay on the Craft … Continue reading Cello Resources/References etc. as mentioned in the blog.
2-4- 2018 The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth I am writing from the camper van in a campsite in Oxfordshire, This is definitely a superior affair compared to the scene of our adventures in Grendon: hard, gravelled standing, clean bathrooms with spacious cubicles and running (truly) hot, a laundry, a pool, a sauna, WiFi (which … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 7: On Posture and the Walnut Tree
31-3-2018 Grendon, Northamptonshire Today's challenge consists chiefly of trying to play a cello in a small VW camper van, perched sideways on the back seat with the music stand jammed up against the back of the front passenger seat, with not quite enough space to use full bows in either direction. The seat is … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 5: On Practising in a Small Camper Van, and On Playing Different Cellos
28-3-2018 Utrecht Opening the study book today, I feel daunted. It seems a minefield of string crossings, tone consistency problems, bow management issues, and potential disasters with dynamics. They all work together: if the dynamics are right, but I haven't followed the bow placement instructions carefully, then I am not learning to have … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 2
27-3-2018 Oxford ‘Make your choice, adventurous Stranger, Strike the bell and bide the danger, Or wonder, till it drives you mad, What would have followed if you had.’ ― C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew So here I am, in the music room of my friends' house in Jericho, Oxford. I'm travelling home today, and there's … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 1: On Travelling with a Cello
26-3-2018 Oxford, UK It's late March, and I am in Blackwell's, on the Broad, in Oxford. Strictly speaking, I'm in the Music Shop, but the whole complex from 48- 53 Broad street joins up, behind the White Horse Pub at no. 52, and I am trying to avoid the temptations of the vast book-filled Norrington … Continue reading Prologue: An afternoon in Oxford