A musical performance is at its climax when the musician forgets about the score, the notes, the instrument, becoming the music, being the music. By understand how to transmit weight, create a lever, control a momentum, use forces, you will achieve a complete control of your technique and playing, being able to be at the service of the music.
IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE TO START EXPLORING BIOMECHANICS!
My whole teaching method is related to the movement, to understanding how-to and why.
Even if you are natually gifted, there is a time where it becomes difficult to make progress, or to stay in shape. Diving deeply into the technique of the instrument and your movements will not make you lose your giftedness and spontaneity, it is going to make it even better.
Yes, your playing can be even more awesome!
Cello technique is like cooking: once you know how to use heat, fat, acids and salt you can create infinite tasty dishes.
When playing we use and combine these four ingredients:
Forces - Levers - Balance -Momentum
Knowing how to use the different classes of levers makes you save effort, optimize your movement and weight transmission. Understanding the different types of forces is important for your sound and the use of your muscle in order to prevent pain and have a long lasting career.
This course is included with the one year membership!
When talking about cello technique, we ofter refer to the back, shoulder, wrist, and elbow. So many joints, bones, tendons, muscles to create precise movements.
Understanding the movements and levers of the human body will help you achieve better performance, shifts and bowing accuracy, sound colours, challenging bowings.
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This a 6 chapters course.
Each chapter will explore one etude, a detailed work plan, practice videos, muscle preparation, and a step by step progression. At the end of each chapter, record your etude and submit it to the group. (optional)
A course to travel back in time... History of the violoncello, the technique, strings, set-ups.
Left hand harmony exercises and bowing technique courses. At the end of the course, put our own fingerings and bowings on a continuo part.
(with or without baroque instrument)
Teaching technique is the most challenging part for the teacher, and the most important ones or the student... This course will not only give the how-to teach but also how to avoid injuries for your students.
Four chapters, this will be chapter 1.