Getting ready for the upcoming ASTA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, where we will be hosting an exhibit. Stop by booth 810 and say hi!
We are releasing a number of new cello technique books today: Half Position for the Cello, Double Stop Etudes for the Cello, Book One, Octave Shifts for the Cello, Book Three, Scale Studies for the Third Octave for the Cello, Book One, and Thirds in Thumb Position for the Cello, Preparatory Studies. The preparatory studies for thirds in thumb position is one of my favorite new books: a method to teach double stop thirds on the cello before they occur in the repertoire.
New violin technique book releases are The A-String Book for Violin, Playing the Violin, Book Two, Serial Shifting for the Violin, and new viola technique releases are Finger Exercises for the Viola, Book One, Serial Shifting for the Viola, and Third Position for the Viola, Book One.
Double Stop Beginnings for the Cello is the first of several double stop books for beginning and intermediate cellists to be published this year. Double Stop Etudes and Double Stop Shifting are coming soon. Cellists can use these books to develop left-hand strength and accuracy. I am excited that these studies are now available!
Working on editing Thumb Position Studies for the Cello, Books 2-14. As there are 14 books in the "Thumb Studies" series, and only Book One is published, I'm finding the idea of editing the rest somewhat daunting! It's fun to continuously play through the books, though, and as long as I don't think about how large the task is, it's quite a pleasant way to spend some time before I teach.
So excited about the release of Trill Studies for the Cello, Book One, Thirds in Thumb Position for the Cello, Book Two, and Finger Exercises for the Violin, Book One! Celebrating with a free shipping sale through January 15. Upcoming books include Scale Studies for the Third Octave for the Cello, Tenths for the Cello, Book Two, and Half Position for the Cello.
Cassia Harvey is a cellist, a cello teacher, and writes technique for strings.