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!
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.
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.
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.