Krakow: Chopping on the Cello

"Krakow" by Stephan Braun With this etude, in Contemporary Etudes for Cello, it gets serious. The chopping element begins to sound like a real tool for effect. While Kill the Bugs by Mike Block was a fantastic piece that introduces one to the world of chopping and the basic elements that pertain to it, the music was meant to … Continue reading Krakow: Chopping on the Cello

Chopping: Basic Patterns

Who would have thought that making a scratching noise would be so hard to coordinate. It probably took me three months before I felt like I had incorporated this skill into my bowing technique. Although it is still not second nature it sounds quite good and consistent now. The first couple of months were not … Continue reading Chopping: Basic Patterns