Cello Technique

Cello Technique : Principles and Forms of Movement

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An analysis of the physics and physiology involved in playing the cello. For performers, teachers, and mature students.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253210054
  • 9780253210050
  • 180,785

About Gerhard Mantel

GERHARD MANTEL is Professor at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik, Frankfurt, and a noted concert artist. BARBARA HAIMBERGER THIEM teaches cello and is artist-in-residence at Colorado State University.show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Janos StarkerTranslator's NoteIntroductionPart One: Goal-Directed MovementI. On Controlling Movement General Issues Goal Conception Control of MovementII. The Physics of Movement Energy and Mass Equilibrium Energy Reserve and LoosenessIII. Movement As Gestalt Movement in Space Movement in TimePart Two: The FingerboardIV. Position Change Total Body Movement during Position Change Rotation of the Body and the Leg Muscles Elasticity of the Body Breathing and Position Change Bow Direction and Position Change Portamento and Rhythm Movement of the Left Arm during Position Change Movement of the Hand and Fingers during Position Change Finger Activity during the Anticipatory MovementV. Placement of Fingers, Hand, and Arm Within One Position Hand and Position The First Four Positions The Transitional Positions (Fifth to Seventh) The Thumb Positions String Crossings and Double StopsVI. Movement Within the Hand Percussion The Trill FluencyVII. Vibrato Vibrato as a Means of Expression: Frequency and Amplitude Vibrato Movement of the Arm Application of Vibrato Vibrato and Pitch LevelPart Three: The BowVIII. The Bowed String How Is a Sound Produced on the String? Change of Volume: Pressure, Speed, and Contact Point Sound Colors Speed, Pressure, and Contact Point in Their Practical Application Problems of Sound Production: How to Make a String SpeakIX. Transmission of Pressure to the String Arm Weight Moment of Rotation (Rotational Force) Pressure Relationships in the Bow Hand Holding the Bow Slanting the InstrumentX. Movement of the Right Arm Upper Arm and Forearm in a Whole-Bow Stroke Hand and Finger Movements during a Whole-Bow Stroke Bow Change String Change Simultaneous Bow and String ChangeXI. Different Kinds of Bowshow more

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