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Hymns arranged for four cellos

Article 25.02.2012, 23:50

I've been making arrangements of classic hymns for four cellos. Why? Hymns are already in four parts and can be read by many cellists, so why create this book?  Here are some of the reasons: Hymnals don’t sit well on music stands, and xeroxed hymnal pages usually aren’t very nice to read from. Who wants to play in Ab major, when it’s so much nicer to play in G? In vocal music, slurs are only used for melismas (singing one syllable with more than one note).  This sounds ...

Sight Reading - Pleasure or Pain?

Article 09.09.2011, 18:21

When most beginners think about sight reading, they imagine playing the next piece in their study book.  It is a little harder than anything they've played before.  Or other people might imagine the pieces they throw at you during auditions.  This is a type of sight reading that is just plain work and is no fun at all! When people sight read for pleasure, they don't pick music at their difficulty level.   They pick pieces that they can read through without stopping a lot.  ...