I'm excited to introduce a new page of free exercises and etudes for cello! (Pages of free violin and viola music are planned as well.) Starting with a beginning cello etude by Cuccoli, I added 4 practice variations in an easy-to-read format, making this a fun and helpful etude teachers can print out for their students. Adult students can also benefit from the specific work on cello string crossing.
The next free etude is one of my favorite studies from the spectacular Quarenghi cello method, written in a new format to be easier to read. The 92nd study of Quarenghi builds technique in quite a lyrical and beautiful style. This etude is centering and musically fulfilling and works on both shifting and string crossing for late-intermediate and advanced cellists. I can't get enough of it; even right now, close to midnight, I remember the sun streaming in earlier today as my bow ran over the strings and I heard the sounds Quarenghi believed would train true musicians.
Check out our free cello music page here and share with your fellow cellists or teachers and check back often for updates!
Cassia Harvey is a cellist, a cello teacher, and writes technique for strings.