2nd Movement

  • Improving legato connections from note to note.
  • Shaping, coloring within a long note.
  • Shaping melody through awareness of melodic intervals.
  • Deepening sound, finding the bottom of the cello.
  • Opening the chest for healthy posture.



I was meant to be a composer and will be, I’m sure. Don’t ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football – please.
–Samuel Barber, age 9

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