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Cellist on Scale

Bu yazı tarafından 22 Eki 2012 tarihinde English, Violoncello bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum aldı ve 877 defa okundu.

I was determined not to repeat the basic informations which Google gives a million search results. But I realized that to give my journey in music as a whole, I must write everything without exceptions. So here is our next article with the most popular image you can find in a cello related source.



Now this is two octave C Major scale and the very first thing you must accomplish in order to play some real music. Well, everybody says so. At first glance the scales seem to be easy, afterall it is a regular sequence of the notes, sometimes with sharps and flats. It is easiest thing to understand but at the same time the most difficult thing to realize the role of them as a student, like me.




The first time I saw a scale on a music book, I didn’t thought that it is there to be played. You, know in books there are lots of definitions, you just have a look at them and turn the page. Then I faced the truth: All the music I love built on scales.


Vera Mattlin Jiji, a well regarded writer-cellist says that “Think of scale as being like the stairway in a building. It enables you to get around and helps you define where you are. Each octave of the scale represents one flight. There’s a small landing halfway up each flight, on the fifth step. Music is built on and around this stairway, and as you listen to the music, you feel as if you are moving around on it.”


So, scales are important and they must be a regular part of daily practicing. Once I’ve read the comment of an experienced cellist on an internet forum. He was saying that  “a cellist should practice scales for three months at least. Either he/she can practice 24 hours a day for 3 months or 15 minutes a day for 23 years.” This comment explains the importance of scales very well.

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