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Virtual Sheet Music's Cello Lessons Videos give you cello lessons and cello insights from our cello expert Joseph Mendoes. If you are a cellist, cello teacher, a cello student or simply a cello enthusiast, these videos are for you.
 
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https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/tighten-bow-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes gives you very useful tips to tighten your cello bow the right way.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/buying-a-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes gives you a few useful tips to choose a cello for purchase. Whether you are a beginner student, a cello teacher, or a pro, you'll find this video very insightful.
 
Happy summer, everyone! Today's episode is a live performance given by a wonderful duo (Mark Evans, cello and Charlie Nilles, bass) from the National Symphony Orchestra. This is their own arrangement of a piece originally written for violin and cello. The lower voice captures the rocking rhythm of the cradle, while the melody reminds me of a lu ...…
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-trills/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes teaches you how to trill on the cello the correct way.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/expressive-potential/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes offers a few easy steps and concepts about expressivity and how to improve it with your cello playing.
 
Hi friends, I'm thrilled to share some new peaceful cello music with you! Thank you to everyone who has tuned in over the last year and a half. I'm humbled by your support. This episode is an original composition that I wrote in honor of a special member of my extended family, Sarah Portlock Fellman, who passed away unexpectedly last fall. Sara ...…
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-tuning/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes teaches you how to tune your cello correctly.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/wrist-motion/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes tells you about a very useful exercise to improve your right-hand bowing technique and avoid stiffness in the right hand.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/how-to-sustain-sound/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes teaches you an easy way to improve your "sostenuto" on the cello.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-rosin/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about Rosin on the cello: how to use it, and how much of it to use?
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/up-down-staccato-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about up and down bow staccatos and how you can apply them on the cello.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/dotzauer4/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes tackles bow distribution on the cello by using the useful Etude No. 4 by Dotzauer as the basis for this video.
 
In this podcast: 1. Music of the Spheres, 2. Da Camera, 3. SJ Pettersson, 4. Tanya Tomkins and Eric Zivian, 5. Jami Sieber, 6. Poeticall Musicke, 7. Gerard Satamian, 8. The Kingsbury Ensemble, 9. The Bach Players, 10. Voices of Music, 11. Vito Paternoster, 12. Chad Lawson, 13. Gerard Satamian, 14. Vito Paternoster, 15. The Bach Players, 16. Vit ...…
 
In this podcast: 1. Bill Robinson, 2. Claire Fitch, 3. The Sarasa Ensemble, 4. Vito Paternoster, 5. Vito Paternoster, 6. Vito Paternoster, 7. The Bach Players, 8. Music of the Spheres, 9. Jami Sieber, 10. Da Camera, 11. Vito Paternoster, 12. American Baroque, 13. Barry Phillips, 14. Vito Paternoster, 15. American Baroque…
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-accents/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about accents. He focuses mostly up-bow accents that are often weak and harder to master.
 
In this podcast: 1. Sieber, Kammen and Fulton, 2. Sulis, 3. The Bach Players, 4. Vito Paternoster, 5. Jennifer Lane, 6. Vito Paternoster, 7. SJ Pettersson, 8. Vito Paternoster, 9. Ensemble Electra, 10. Vito Paternoster, 11. Jami Sieber, 12. Voices of Music, 13. The Sarasa Ensemble, 14. Gonzalo X Ruiz, 15. Voices of Music, 16. The Bach Players, ...…
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/string-crossings/ - In this new video, Prof. Mendoes talks about "string crossings" and how to best approach them on the cello.
 
Happy (early) Valentine's day! For this week's episode, I'm happy to share a collaboration with my dear friend and colleague, Dana Rokosny. This is a Renaissance era duo, played here on the viola and cello. Hope you enjoy it! Performers: Dana Rokosny, viola Jessica Sammis Nilles, cello
 
Hello everyone! My husband graciously agreed to play continuo with me again this week-- thank you Charlie! I was first introduced to this sonata by my friend Erin Ellis, and since then it's been one of those "bucket list" pieces that I've wanted to learn and perform. If you like this movement, I encourage you to check out the rest of the piece, ...…
 
This week's episode is an adaptation of a Gregorgian chant for the cello. I love early vocal music, and am looking forward to exploring more chants on the cello. Hope you enjoy it!
 
Happy new year! Thank to you all of you for taking a few minutes from your day to listen to cello music. We have lots of great repertoire and collaborations in the works for 2017. It's truly my honor to play for you, and I'm looking forward to bringing you more contemplative cello music this coming year. This week's recording is the first movem ...…
 
(Performed by Jessica Sammis Nilles, cello) Happy Holidays, everyone! This week I recorded two of my favorite Christmas carols-- "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" and "In the Bleak Midwinter." I hope this music will help to ease some of the holiday stress you may be feeling. Thank you for listening, I look forward to sharing more calming cello mus ...…
 
This week I have the pleasure of sharing a recording I made with my husband, bassist Charlie Nilles, as a party favor for our wedding guests. Enjoy! Performed by: Jessica Sammis Nilles, cello Charlie Nilles, bass
 
Welcome to our first episode! Today's performance is from one of my favorite pieces-- J.S. Bach's G major Cello Suite. While most of the piece is lively, this slow movement provides a moment of calm in the middle of the suite. Hope you enjoy it-- please join me next week for more peaceful cello music!…
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/spiccato-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about spiccato and how to approach it the right way.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/harmonics-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes gives you useful tips to approach harmonics on the cello.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/sautille-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes shows you how to approach sautille on the cello.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/control-bow/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes tackles "bow control" and gives you some tips to improve your bow technique a great deal.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-strings/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about strings and their peculiar differences. He also gives you practical tips to choose the right strings for your cello playing.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/pull-vs-push/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes teaches you how to improve your tone and sound by applying the right bow-drawing technique.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/thumb-position-vibrato/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes shows you how to improve your vibrato in thumb position.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/endpin/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about endpin and how to deal with it to improve your cello playing.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-memorization/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes gives you an easy approach for memorizing music on the cello.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/thumb-position/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes gives you a lesson on the left hand thumb, and how to use it when playing cello repertoire.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/bow-changes/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes teaches you how to tackle bow changes to accomplish the perfect sound, no matter what passage you have to play.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/C-string-power/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes tells you how to increase the power of your cello playing on the C string, with practical and easy-to-understand tips.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/arm-weight/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about the Arm-Weight concept often found in cello literature and teaching.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/injuries/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes tells you how to prevent injuries and pain while playing the cello.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/playing-fast/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes explains how to approach fast passages, in a very easy-to-understand way.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/bow-endpin/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes gives you some useful tips about bow holding as well as the endpin position during your cello playing.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/score-study/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about "score-study" and how important it is to analyze a musical piece before even starting to practice it. A must see!
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/technique-musicality/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about an important topic that is often overlooked or misinterpreted. What is the best way to balance musicality and technique?
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/beginner-tips/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes explains the very basics of the cello, such as how to take the cello out of its case, how to sit down, how to hold the bow, and so on... very useful video for both beginners and cello teachers!
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-posture/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes shows you what's the best posture for playing the cello, with easy-to-understand visual examples.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/cello-left-hand/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes approaches fingering on the cello in a very natural and musical way. The famous cello concerto by Dvorak in B minor is featured in this video.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/the-swan/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes talks about the well-known piece by Saint-Saens, "The Swan", and how to approach it. I am sure you'll find this video simply remarkable.
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/hold-bow-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes teaches the basics of holding the bow on the cello. If you are a beginner, you don't want to miss this video!
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/Kol-Nidrei/ - In this video, Joseph tackles Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch, by talking about 3 basic concepts to improve your performance of this beautiful piece of music. If you haven't downloaded Joseph's edition yet, here is the link: https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/rd/KolNidreiVc Enjoy!…
 
https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/expert_id/practice-on-the-cello/ - In this video, Prof. Mendoes gives you the basics of practicing on the cello to benefit from never-ending improvements.
 
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