Welcome to Cello Choir I Fall 2023

Hello CCI Families,

Welcome to the 2023 Fall semester.

Cello Choir I is a supplemental group class for students taking private lessons who have mastered the skills learned in the Beginning Cello level.  Students will build on technical skills to prepare performance pieces as an ensemble.  Students will learn C, G, F, and D major scales in one octave with their respective arpeggios.

Also, students will be introduced to the forward extension.

During the course of the Fall semester, I will review the following skills:

  • Correct posture and bow hold
  • Ability to play in all parts of the bow (tip, middle, frog)
  • Left Hand with curved tunnel fingers with a relaxed thumb underneath the second finger
  • Straight line from elbow to wrist to pinky "EWP line" for left arm
  • Know all note names in first position.
  • Understand and be able to clap basic rhythms (eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes)
  • Also, the ability to play with good quality tone and intonation.
Below you will find the pieces we will prepare for our concert.
  • Air by J. S. Bach
  • Au Clair de la Lune which is a French Folk Song
  • Fanfare by Rick Mooney.
Class Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Class Location: Biddle Music Building Room 102

Please email if you have any questions.

Carlos Bardales CCI and CCII Co-Conductor

Download Fanfare, Skating (pdf - 128.31 KB)