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Erik plays a cello made Luis & Clark. For all cello repairs I go to Ron Fletcher
CELLO PLAYERS CENTRAL
This page is for you cello players out there. I've posted
various interviews, tips, and lessons here, including my
first series of video lessons. Peruse this page every
once in a while for new stuff. Enjoy!
American Power Suite - $15
- I. with speed [electricity]
- II. flowing, grand [water]
- III. freely, with forward motion [solar]
- IV. steady, solemn [crude]
- V. lurching, unstable [fission]
- VI. elegy [decision]
The music of "Block Ice & Propane." Bowings, fingerings, and performance notes. Published and hand-written original parts, with my notes, appear together on facing pages along with both a cello and a concert version. Glossy, 4-color printing with original Kio Griffith art work.
"Making It Count" A Series of Short Video Lessons
"Making It Count" is a series of short videos each
featuring one small thing you can add to your practicing
regimen. The idea is that it's not the amount of hours
you put in but the quality of the time you spend
working--making the time count! Stay tuned for page
updates as new lessons will be added weekly.
Add you name to mailing list if you want to be notified
when new Make It Count video lessons are online.
New Podcast - "Erik Friedlander's First Light CelloCast"
Cellist Erik Friedlander wakes up early to play for you. This new weekly musicburst comes to you in the early hours of the morning from Lower Manhattan in New York City. Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a short improvisation to get your weekend going.
The BowTech Podcast
Cellist Erik Friedlander hosts with violin maker Ron Fletcher-a podcast about the technology of string instruments and their repair and maintenance. This podcast has ceased production but the episodes are still online so enjoy!
1. Friedlander's "Hotel Room" Warm-Up -
Warm Up Your Brain & Your Fingers/Hands!
"Olympic" Cello Workout - A Series of
Exercises to Enhance Your Speed, Endurance, &
Strength! (this link works now!)
If you'are a beginning cellist and the lessons here seem too advanced you may want to check
out a new self-teaching method put together by Vera Jiji called "Cello Playing for Music Lovers". Here's the
link: http://www.veracello.com/. (disclaimer: I performed
on the audio CD) The book is full of great tunes to learn and Vera Jiji's approach is unfussy
and clear. Check out her website and see what you think.
Playing Live & Touring
Cello.Org's Interview with cello great
Nelsova at the ICS
Cello-Spielen: a centralized location for videos, mp3's and tidbits
Gendron performs the Debussy
Recommended Listening: VC Piks
Pioneer cello improvisor Fred Katz