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This thread is an index to cello lesson links and list of cello skill builder reference materials. There have been posts requesting cello help. I decided to try to create an index of links for cello lessons. If you wish to provide one, just reply with the link. You might want to view this post the get an idea of the thought behind this thread.
VIDEO LINK INDEX STARTS HERE:
If you Google Cellopedia, you will find a lot of videos by Cellopedia. There is also a website that you will find in the search. There is a tiered option to join the Cellopedia studies. Each tier up gets you more benefits. I do not belong, so I do not think it is right to post that link. But this guy plays great and has a wonderful video format, as seen in the Chanson Triste thread I started. Here is that thread’s link. There is a link to Cellopedia playing Chanson Triste:
Professor Laszlo Mezo
If you Google Suzuki Cello book [insert book number here] Professor Laszlo Mezo you will get options for Professor Laszlo Mezo playing the Suzuki Cello Lesson songs.
He plays them with piano accompaniment, metronome, slowed tempo, etc. The videos are not just a one time play through.
Here is a link to the cello section at the Music Connect with more from Professor Laszlo Mezo. There are some links for fingerings of a few songs you can download. I do not believe they are Suzuki. I have not downloaded them. I ran across this page looking for information.
David Finckel has 100 Cell Talks that are absolutely the best! Here is a link to his page that lists them all so you can pick and choose. I bookmarked this link so I can always find it.
Sarah Joy: Offers many videos for cello.
Or search, Sarah Joy YouTube cello lessons. Sarah has many performance videos you can view for inspiration and encouragement, also.
Joseph Mendoes: Lesson links are available from his home page:
You can search Joseph Mendoes Youtube cello lessons, but they are easy to access with the provided link.
This webpage link has links to free video cello lessons from two instructors. I have just viewed a little of a couple of the lessons. You will also find links to many violin lessons on this page. These are all free videos.
INDEX TO WEBSITES WITH INFORMATION, NO VIDEOS:
Paul Perley has very nice blog entries with a lot of good tips.
CELLO POSITION/FINGERBOARD CHART (New 10/3/2019)
This is the best chart for cello positions I have found. It not only has place the different positions start, ie 1st pos, 5th pos, 7 pos, it also has the notes associated with the fingering. This is the only chart I found like this.
INDEX TO REFERENCE SKILL BUILDER MATERIALS AND INFO BOOKS BEGINS HERE
The Art of Cello Playing, by Louis Potter, Jr.
This is a very good book. Link is for my post with comments for it:
Klengel Technical Studies For Cello
This is a link to a post on this forum about this book.
Cello and Viola Time!
I just found this from youtube:
In these short videos Belgian cellist Ilia Laporev will show you different cello exercises. I liked how he explains these things. Especially the first video with handbag was great 🙂