Artificial Harmonics for the Cello, Book One


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Study an Advanced Cello Technique

Artificial Harmonics for the Cello, Book One begins by strengthening the thumb so it can hold the string down on its own. At the same time, the book gives you exercises that teach your third finger correct placement above the thumb.

Artificial harmonics are a type of “blind” octave where the traditional octave hand position must be memorized and relied upon.

You can prepare for playing Artificial Harmonics by learning double stop octaves in thumb position: Octaves for the Cello, Book One, Octaves for the Cello, Book Two, Octaves for the Cello, Book Three and Octave Scales for the Cello, Book One.

After you have mastered octaves on the cello, you can use this book to prepare for artificial harmonics found in the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1, Paganini’s Moses Variations, the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, and more.

by Cassia Harvey
33 pages CHP145
©2005 C. Harvey Publications

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Additional information

Clefs Used

Treble clef

Heterogeneous Class Use

No, cannot be used in heterogeneous classes



Positions Used

Covers most of the fingerboard, thumb is used extensively.


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