Cello Secrets: Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist (Music Secrets for the Advanced Musician) (Paperback)
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Cello Secrets explains over 100 of the most helpful insider tricks cellists use to master the instrument. With each technique carefully explained and illustrated, the book serves as an accessible textbook for all advanced cello players, from talented teenagers to college students, to conservatory pre-professionals. This book guides advanced students through technical maintenance and performance preparation, helping them beyond what can be covered in lessons. Co-written by Brian Hodges and Jo Nardolillo, these tips grow from extensive study of the art of high-level teaching with many of today's leading pedagogues, and have been developed into strategies, tricks, and techniques that are taught in masterclasses and seminars around the country. Cello Secrets contains all these ideas, clearly organized into a single book, and will have great value for private teachers and as a textbook in cello pedagogy courses. Professionals and skilled amateurs can use the text as a guidebook in improving their own skills.
About the Author
Brian Hodges is an active cello soloist, chamber player and teacher. He has performed and given masterclasses throughout the United States, Canada, Italy and Germany. He is currently associate professor of cello and coordinator of chamber music at Boise State University. Dr. Hodges is principal cello of the Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra and regularly performs with Classical Revolution: Boise. Jo Nardolillo is a violinst who has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist, concertmaster, chamber musician and orchestra member throughout the United States and in Europe. Dr. Nardolillo has taught at a number of prestigious institutions, including the Eastman School of Music, the Hochstein School of Music, and the Levine School of Music.