I’ve been secretive about book #2, but I suppose it won’t hurt to divulge the general idea: it’s a series of études for the repertoire, designed to help cellists on their first passes through some of the hallmark pieces . Remember the Élegie triplet clinic? (yes, I know it’s gone.  I’m waiting for someone to put the player back up) Well, it’s like that, for:

The Swan
Saint Saens, Lalo, Haydn C and D, Dvorak concerti
Élegie and Sicilienne
Rococo Variations
Brahms Sonatas
Preludes to Bach suites

and more. I think there may be one for more intermediate pieces, like

Danse Rustique and Tarantella
Allegro Appassionato
Vivaldo double concerto

and so on.

I want your input on what to include, and if there are specific measures that vex you, please include the numbers, too.

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  1. Love the idea. I have an edition of the Piatti Caprices that has little etudes for gnarly sections of each caprice. It's really helpful and made the entire thing much less intimidating.

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