Non-Western Cello Techniques

Eventually I will blog more about using non-Western cello playing techniques. There’s a whole world of music out there and finding ways to adapt those styles to the cello isn’t without some precedent, but obviously it’s not something that’s easy to find. Until then I leave the reader with a few videos and links.

A cello (Turkish) taksim:

If you like the above, then visit Uğur Işık’s MySpace page (I especially love his Alamanti–I’ve already downloaded it from and have started learning it).

Shubhendra Rao and cellist, Saskia Rao-de Haas, playing (Indian) Hindustani music:

Visit Saskia’s website and check out her really cool modified cello

Nancy Kulkarni playing (Indian) Dhrupad:



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