New Directions in Cello Playing (Digital Edition)
How to Make Cello Playing Easier and Play Without Pain: New Directions in Cello Playing introduces natural, tension-free ways of playing and anatomically improved techniques that prevent performance-related injury. Its innovative approach to body use increases efficiency and improves performance. This revised and expanded edition also includes new strategies for teaching beginners.
"I studied with Victor Sazer in high school and owe him a lot. The first hundred pages of this brilliant book offer cellists some of the most important physical insights that exist in print! Sazer explains universal truths of a healthy functioning human body and applies these principles to cello playing with tremendous clarity and wisdom. His diagnostic exercises increase self-awareness and help lead to body balance, flexibility and efficient, pain-free playing. I find the final chapters more provocative, but good to consider...they challenge convention and make us think!" - Paul Katz
- Los Angeles Violoncello Society President Victor Sazer greets Paul Katz following Katz's 2014 masterclass.
About the author:
Victor Sazer, cellist, teacher of the cello and author has been an active performer for over half a century. Thoughout his career he sustained a deep commitment to teaching and is widely recognized for his innovative and creative methods. Since publication of the first edition of New Directions in Cello Playing he has been in demand to present lecture/demonstrations, master classes and workshops at universities and music schools including the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody and Shanghai Conservatories.