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Looking for a larger text or ebook of the scales book I am using, or one that is very very similar.
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July 6, 2020 - 3:59 pm
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I am using the Klengel Technical Studies For Cello, Volume 1 (Leonard Rose), green book, for my lessons. I don’t mind the lessons and doing these. My issue is the tiny text.

I have been looking online to see if there is a ebook version. That way I can use my large iPad Pro instead of the paper book. I have not been successful.

I have switched my search to find a scales book with the same format and same exercises as my Klengel. That was proving very difficult. Since it wouldn’t be a book my instructor has, it has to be easy for me to find what he is referring to in the Klengel book in whatever book I am using. So far I have not been successful. Do you see a pattern here?

Is there anyone here who is familiar with the Klengel Technical Studies For Cello, Volume 1 (Leonard Rose), green book, that can recommend a sister book? 

Last week we started doing Scales in thirds of two octaves (broken thirds), page 9. I am doing the key of F and B flat. That probably makes no difference. But, I could not read the fingering when we were doing it in class. This is how it went, “Hey, Chris, I can’t read that fingering number, is it a 2 or 3?” etc. I brought the book closer and closer and could never read it, eventually saw two! In some instances my tendency is to use a finger, but it is quite often the wrong one. So, I really need to be able to read them. Even the notes are hard to read in places. There are 12 staff lines on each page and they are very packed.

If any of you are familiar with the book I am talking about and know of a book I would easily be able to find what my instructor is referring to (I am assuming Scales in thirds of two octaves (broken scales) would be the same in any book, but I need a larger print book, or ebook with the same exercises as my Klengel. I ned to be able to find what my instructor is looking at when we change scales. 

No, I do not make copies of pages for e-pages that I do not have ebooks for.

For the life of me, I do not understand why such tiny text is used on music books! I will keep looking while I wait to see if anyone knows of a scale book that would work. 

Yes, I have an eye doctor appt. I am concerned about it due to COVID, but we are good now, but... I see it coming, don’t need my eyes for that. Even my special prescription glasses I already have for my music stand do not work. They are stronger than the strongest non-prescription reading glasses available. I am NOT going to a store and try on reading glasses right now, anyway. I have 4 in different strengths that I bought for hand sewing. None of the, work. 

Thank you for any suggestions. If you could, please include links to any suggestions.

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July 6, 2020 - 6:12 pm
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Is this what you're seeking?


IMSLP has two volumes available.

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

July 6, 2020 - 6:39 pm
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I think I finally found it in Free Score or something like that. I need to compare it. I also emailed the publisher with my dilemma and asked permission to make PDF copies of my book, if they do not have a digital copy. It worked before. The pages are oversize, so it will be a bit of work, but most likely doable. If what I found is the one, I am set, though. 

Bob, it also looks like your link gets me one. Thank you, thank you, thank you. One of them has to be the one. 

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