Benjamin Whitcomb's Celebrated Pedagogy for Strings
The Advancing Violinist’s, Violist's, Cellist's & Bassist's Handbooks are the most thorough guide to practicing the string instruments available. They cover everything that you would expect to find in such a book, plus many things that other books do not address, such as the psychology of practicing and how to practice without your instrument. It also includes a walk-through of a hypothetical practice session along with specific descriptions of how to practice several common works from the literature. If you sincerely want to improve as a string instrumentalist, or if you want to get the most out of your practice time but don’t know how, then these are the books for you.
Also By Benjamin Whitcomb
Cello Fingerings & Bass Fingerings
Cello Fingerings: Improve Your Left-Hand Game & Bass Fingerings: Improve Your Left-Hand Game, are concise but thorough treatises and workbooks on the many facets of devising fingerings for the Cello and Bass. The books, primarily designed for intermediate musicians, systematically discuss all of the many factors and priorities that affect fingering decisions. Then, readers get to test their knowledge and understanding by trying their hand at numerous short quizzes, each of which is followed by Whitcomb’s suggested fingerings. These are a one-of-a-kind books that are sure to significantly improve your ability to devise excellent fingerings quickly.