Octaves for the Cello, Book Three

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Learn Double Stop Octaves in Cello Thumb Position

Octaves for the Cello, Book Three continues the study of octave double stops in thumb position on the cello.

Exercises and short pieces link the A and D octave hand positions learned in Books One and Two with the new “high A position”, near the end of the fingerboard.

All advanced cellists can benefit from a daily study of octaves. Octaves form the basis for most of the thumb position encountered in repertoire. Many high-level skills, such as artificial harmonics, double stop thirds, and double stop tenths, can only be played if you have a fluent octave technique.

Teachers can use this book to train their students in advanced double-stop playing on the cello before they are required to play octaves in solo literature, or as a technique supplement for students already playing octaves in cello literature.

Professional-level cellists can use this book to refine and update their skills. This book can be followed by Octaves for the Cello, Book Four.

by Cassia Harvey
30 pages CHP140
978-1-932823-39-4
©2005 C. Harvey Publications

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Clefs Used

Bass and treble clef

Heterogeneous Class Use

No, cannot be used in heterogeneous classes

Level

Advanced

Positions Used

Covers most of the fingerboard, thumb is used extensively.

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