Swansea Virtual School

Getting Ready

Relaxation Practice Techniques

Beginner cello bowing practice

Beginner double bass bowing practice

Beginner Materials

Cello Bow Hold

Cello- Setting up the cello

String Instruments- Tuning Tips

Cello- Left hand finger placement

Cello – 4 Down Up from Cello time joggers

Cello- 2 – Under Arrest from Cello Time Joggers

Scales and Arpeggios

Grade 1

Cello- Grade 1- D major scale & arpeggio

Cello- Grade 1- G major scale & arpeggio

Cello- Grade 1- A minor natural scale & arpeggio

Grade 2

F major 1 Octave – Grade 2

A major 1 Octave – Grade 2

Bb major 1 Octave – Grade 2

F major 1 Octave – Grade 2

A major 1 Octave – Grade 2

Bb major 1 Octave – Grade 2

G and D minor Scales- Grade 2

Grade 3

Cello- Grade 3: G major 2 octaves

Grade 4

Cello- Grade 4: F major scale & arpeggio

Cello- Grade 4: Eb major scale & arpeggio

Cello- Grade 4: Bb major scale & arpeggio

Cello- Grade 4: A major scale & arpeggio

Grade 5

Cello- Grade 5: C Sharp Chromatic Scale

Cello- Grade 5: C Chromatic Scale

Cello- Grade 5: C Major 3 Octaves Scale

Cello- Grade 5: D Chromatic Scale

Grade 6

Cello- Grade 6: D major, thumb position scale

Grade 7

Cello- Grade 7: F major 3 octaves

Pieces to play

County Grades

Cello- County Grade 1: Shortnin’ Bread

Cello- County Grade 1: Sailor’s Hornpipe

Cello- County Grade 1: Over the Hills

Grade 2

Cello- Grade 2 – Parsons Farewell

Cello – Grade 2 B1 – As long as he needs me

Grade 3

Cello- Grade 3 – The Two Grenadiers

Cello- Grade 3 – Gavotte

Grade 4

Cello- Grade 4 – Allegro

Cello- Grade 4 – Douce Reverie