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Blog posts : "cello"

Tech Tools in Action—Examples from the Studio #2

July 1, 2013

By Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

To mark the recent transition from school year to summer session, I decided to frame this year’s summer lessons for all of my students around the broad subject of bow technique. As a focal point, I’m using video material recorded in 1978 by the legendary…

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Tech Tools in Action—Examples from the Studio #1

April 30, 2013

by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

Last week one of my students emailed me to say that she'd like to do a youth orchestra audition in June. This year the audition requirements include a big cello excerpt from Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. Realizing that the prep time is relatively short, I …

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YouTube Videos for Cellists

January 13, 2013
by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

In a previous post I wrote about the Online Cello Resource Center (CelloBello.com) established by NEC cello professor, Paul Katz, featuring excellent resources for cellists including high quality tutorial videos. Today I want to share a couple of ot…

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CelloBello Online Cello Resource Center

December 9, 2012
by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

I'm sure many cellists have already discovered CelloBello.com, the online cello resource center created by Paul Katz, Professor of Cello at New England Conservatory. This is a fantastic resource for cellists and cello teachers. I especially like the ver…

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Fantastic Tuner App: TuneUp

December 7, 2012
by Hanno Strydom Strydom.Hanno@MacPhail.org

From Planet Waves (d'Addario), TuneUp is a fantastic basic tuner app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It's highly sensitive, and has no difficulty registering low frequencies (much appreciated by my cello students who often struggle with tuners for th…

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