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Bach Suite No 1 in G Courante

April 2017​

Samuel presenting Bach Suites No 1 in G – Courante at a student concert.

A lively movement that can be challenging to navigate. Credits to him for playing this technically intense piece from memory. Also developing good bow arm control in the process.

Cello Journey

December 2016

The brothers (Samuel and Jeremy) playing for their 1st time together in a public performance for a wedding ‘gig’. It is a simple hymn that most christians who grew up in church would recognise.

Saint Saens - The Swan

December 2016

The Swan (Saint Saens)

This is one of the most evergreen cello pieces in the repertoire. Very useful for training the use of vibrato, shifting as well as holding a long phrase in the right arm. Certainly a piece that will grow with the player through the years – if they don’t stop playing!

Cello Ensemble - Bach Air in G

January 2016

NTU Cello Ensemble playing the ever popular Bach Air in G. The nature of the piece fits the cello like a glove even when there are 4 parts playing. Notice that there is a certain quality of sound when instruments that are of the same family are blended together.

ABRSM Grade 5 Cello Exam Pieces - Boccherini Minuet

7 November 2015

7 November 2015 – Preparing for a preformance / presentation at Kids Philharmonic. Its really a nice setup for budding players but unfortunately it shifted further than I can manage timewise.

ABRSM Cello Exam Pieces Grade 3-ich liebe dich

15th February 2014

15th February 2014 – To be honest, a piece like that for a young child is somewhat beyond their basic appreciation. This means that the music has to be contextualised to their level of life experience.

Cello Lesson - D Minor Scale for Two Octaves

30th January 2014

30th January 2014: A simple video of learning the D Minor scale on the cello. You can notice better confidence on the cello and the ability to handle greater complexity of left hand movements.

Samuel Goh 1st Cello Public Performance - Men of Harlech

September 2013

Personal milestone of Samuel as this is his 1st public performance in one of the student concerts organised by my music teacher friends. Very proud of him (and not just because he is my son) and I hope he will remember the experience in the years to come as he grows up.

To be honest, it was prepared somewhat in a hurry so I decided to use a cello duet in place of a piano accompaniment as its just so much easier to make the necessary practice arrangements at home.

He has learnt the cello just over a year in this video.