The Cello Etude System, Book 1A: Closed First Position – SOLO book


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Discover a new collection of rare cello studies with The Cello Etude System! This series of foundation studies gives you a comprehensive step-by-step method for perfecting your cello playing!

The Cello Etude System presents both rare and classic etudes interspersed with newly written material, in order of difficulty, providing cello teachers and students with a library of essential resources for teaching and learning cello. Recognizing that students learn at different speeds, The Cello Etude System books allow cellists to learn at either a relaxed pace or an accelerated pace.

With works by Dotzauer, Kummer, Lee, Nolck, Werner, Davidov, Popper, and more, this book has a huge array of rare studies for early-intermediate cello. There is a separate duet accompaniment volume for this book: The Cello Etude System, Part 1A; First Position Studies, Duet Book (CHP413.)

This book, Part 1A, presents cello etudes in closed first position. The etudes cover techniques such as string crossing, embellishments, hooked bowing, and dynamics. This book could be followed by The Cello Etude System, Part 2A, which teaches extended first position and half position.

by Cassia Harvey
92 pages
©2022 C. Harvey Publications

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Additional information

Clefs Used

Bass clef only

Heterogeneous Class Use

No, cannot be used in heterogeneous classes



Positions Used

First position only


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