Yep. I’ve never found a scale book that’s comprehensive and well sequenced, so I’ll do it myself.
The Klengel and the Yampolsky books either start at a level too advanced or don’t go through all the keys. Then they go right into math-rockish technical exercises. Booo.
My Guiding Principle is: a cello scale book needs to be based on reasonable cello pedagogy. Like, obvs. Another guiding principle is that while I like my own fingerings (because they’re awesome) , other teachers and students might prefer their own. So each scale beyond a single octave will appear once with suggested fingerings and once without.
One Octave Scales
- Closed Position [D Major, G Major, C Major.]
- Extended Position [A Major]
- Half Position [Bb Major]
- Major Scales to 3 sharps and 3 flats. [C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, A]
- Moveable Finger Pattern for all Major Scales (124,124,124,124,134…12,12, 123)
- Same for all Minor Scales
Edit. Omit Bb Major (half position) under One Octave scales. Don’t know what I was thinking. The point is to introduce open (extended) and closed hand position. Nothing more, nothing less. badow.