FOR THE CURIOUS CELLIST

String Crossings: Leaps Across 3 and 4 Strings: Exercises

It is always easier to jump across the middle string(s) in the air (spiccato) but in musical situations, leaps come in all imaginable articulations and rhythms  See the page “Repertoire String Crossing Leaps” for more “real-life” examples.

The following exercises should be practiced starting with both upbow and downbow.

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Look at the 3 AND 4 STRING CHORD CHARTS page for more pleasant harmonic sequences on which to practice the following “Sevcik-style” bowing variations.

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