Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Wayne S. Hertz

Second Committee Member

Herbert A. Bird

Third Committee Member

A. J. Foy Cross


Too many cellists after several years of study have become comparatively far advanced and still are not completely acquainted with the instrument as a whole. Their practice has been confined to one string at a time, with the result that the student may have developed a position to fit that particular string, a position which enabled him to get at it with the least amount of trouble. In this method each exercise covers the entire range of the instrument in first position; each string is played on from the start. This procedure will force the student to adopt a playing position which will not hamper his playing at any one point on the instrument.