This renowned method for cello by nineteenth century composer, educator and celebrated cellist Alfredo Piatti. Piatti, is a very popular method and takes the student through the early stages of playing technique - such as the open strings, first position and bowing technique - to exercises in fifth, sixth and seventh position. Arpeggios and other techniques are also part of the exercises to train the hands, fingers and wrists so that the correct technique can be developed. When a new concept or technique is introduced , Piatti explains it in detail so no Cello experience is necessary. However, a basic knowledge of music theory is assumed and the student is expected to be familiar with rhythms, clef and musical notation.
Following on from Part 1 of Piatti's Method for Cello , this book contains over 50 exercises covering many aspects of cello playing, such as scales and exercises in the different positions, pizzicato, vibrato, varieties of stroke technique, half notes , and syncopation.
The third part of Piatti 's deals with further embellishments, double stops, staccato, flageolets , etc.
The method is more suitable for the somewhat older cello student.