12 Etudes for Two Cellos

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Twelve short (2 page) etudes for two cellos. These can certainly be performed, but the primary goal is to provide practice on specific technical items. They work well with either  duet or a quartet. The recording below features etudes 5, 7, and 12. Each etude has a goal for each part:

Etude # Part 1 focus Part 2 focus
1 Bowing patterns and tempo control Bowing patterns and tempo control
2 Bowing and fingering patterns and cadences Pizzicato and strumming techniques
3 Rhythm Rhythm
4 Chords/double-stops Chords/strumming
5 Bowing patters and rhythm Bowing patterns and rhythm
6 Time signature and chords Time signature and chords
7 Key signature Key signature
8 Bowing patterns Bowing patterns
9 Pizzicato technique and chords Bowing patterns and cadences
10 Thumb position and reading in treble clef Thumb position and reading in treble clef
11 Speed and syncopated rhythm Multiple finger pizzicato technique, chords
12 Key & time signatures Key & time signatures
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