FOR EVERYTHING CELLISTIC
This is the Internet Cello Society, an international cyber-community of cellists, that seeks to “advance the knowledge and joy of cello playing around the world”. They welcome cello enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels and currently have over 20 400 members representing 84 different countries of the world. Magnificent !
FOR SHEET MUSIC
- www.imslp.org (International Music Score Library Project – a magnificent Canadian university initiative)
- www.johnstone–music.com (here you will find, and for free, an enormous selection of downloadable sheet-music for any number of cellos (from 1 cello to a cello orchestra). This website is a gold-mine of transcriptions, arrangements and original compositions, made available with extraordinary generosity by David Johnstone, a fine English cellist, composer and arranger, based in Pamplona, Spain.
- http://thecellogeek.blogspot.fr/2008/04/free-cello-sheet-music.html (more free cello sheet music)
- http://www.rism.info (online catalogue of musical sources [facsimiles, manuscripts etc])
- www.learningthecello.com (a lovely little site, very much along the same lines as cellofun.eu, focused especially on early learners and amateurs, with some nice pedagogical arrangements (all free) of Bach’s contrapuntal keyboard pieces for strings and cello ensembles)
Here you will find some very healthy and stimulating interviews, pedagogical material, and discussions about teaching from the renowned teacher Irene Sharp (San Francisco).