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If you want to work out in the upper register in general, there are plenty of 19-th century studies (Duport, Popper and Piatti come to mind, implying use of the thumb positions), but as others have pointed out, most baroque composers who wrote cello parts or works did not go very high compared to modern cello works. If you are really interested in Baroque ...


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Do you have a gut-string Baroque cello and a Baroque bow, or are you playing a modern steel-string cello with a modern bow? For historically-informed, period-correct playing with a Baroque bow, check out publications by Baroque string instrument educator Martha Bishop, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. These resources may be worth checking out even if you ...


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"Upper position" and "baroque in nature" seem like somewhat contradictory requirements. At any rate, the Bach Cello Suites are not likely to be mastered and put away soon and they are pretty baroque. Bach has the advantage of writing for rather than against the instrument, so while the solo string pieces are really tough, they are also immensively ...



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