This is just a list of English resources for those interested in non-Western string traditions and styles. Note that a number of the articles are educational or actual scores with notes on non-Western performance practice as it applies to particular traditions. This list is by no means complete and I will add to it as I get the opportunity.
Eventually I would like to add a discography to this page (or to supplement this page) but for a brief introduction of some of the styles with accompanying video examples, please view my entries in the Sunday Spotlight on the Non-Western Cello at this link here.
- Abdel-Rahim, Gamal (1981, 2003) “Improvisations on a Peddlar’s Tune for Cello Solo.” International Opus:Richmond, Virginia.
- Darling, Leanne (2004) “Arabic Strings.” (CD Lecutre/Workshop) Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum, ed by Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Amadeus Press:Milwauke, Wisconsin, track 09.
- Darling, Leanne (2004) “From West to East: An Introduction to Arabic String Playing.” American String Teacher. May Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 78-83. <<www.leannedarling.com/article_am_str_teacher.html>>
- Darling, Leanne (2007) “Isma’a (Listen) Traditional Arabic Themes for String Orchestra.” Highland/Etling Publishing:Van Nuys, California.
- Deverich, Robin Kay (2008) “Section 6.8 Arabic Music: Longa Nahawand.” Cello Online String Sampler: Cello Study Guide. Global Music School String Publications. pp. 91-94. <<www.celloonline.com/unit6_8.html>>
- Hines, Edward (1995) “Yeni Makam 3 Suite for Violoncello Solo.” Edward Hines Music:Wendell, Massachussetts.
- Lieberman, Julie Lyonn (2004) “Chapter 7 Strings Around the World: Arabic.” Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum. Amadeus Press:Milwauke, Wisconsin. pp. 143-144.
- Paschyn, Christina Maria (2012) “Hassan Moataz: Challenging Public Perception.” Qatar Happening, January. (link to scan of print article at the following link) <<christinapaschyn.com/2012/print/hassan-moataz-challenging-public-perception>>
- Reel, James (2006) “Learning Arabic: Leanne Darling offers an introduction to this vibrant musical style.” Strings, 12:143. pp. 28-30. (scan of article at Leanne Darling’s website at following link): <>
- Deverich, Robin Kay (2008) “Section 6.5 Chinese Folk Music” Cello Online String Sampler: Cello Study Guide. Global Music School String Publications: 86-88. <<www.celloonline.com/unit6_5.html>>
- Deverich, Robin Kay (2008) “Section 6.6 Piece: Jasmine Flower” Cello Online String Sampler: Cello Study Guide. Global Music School String Publications: 88. <<www.celloonline.com/unit6_6.html>>
- Voo, Brandon (1999) “The Chinese Version of the Cello and Double Bass.” Tutti Celli (Internet Cello Society Newsletter) Vol. 5, No. 2 <<www.cello.org/Newsletter/Articles/gehu.htm>>
- Voo, Brandon (1999) “Confessions of a Chinese Cello Player.” Tutti Celli (Internet Cello Society Newsletter), Vol 5, No. 3 <<www.cello.org/Newsletter/Articles/confessions.htm>>
- Deverich, Robin Kay (2008) “Section 6.8 Indian Carnatic Music: Sara Sara” Cello Online String Sampler: Cello Study Guide. Global Music School String Publications: 88-91. <<www.celloonline.com/unit6_8.html>>
- Rao-de Haas, Saskia (nd) “The Indian Cello” <<http://www.saskiarao.com/cello.php>>
- Silpayamanant, Jon (2011) “Sunday Spotlight on the Non-Western Cello: Anup Biswas, the Cello in India, and Bollywood” Mae Mai. <<https://silpayamanant.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/sunday-spotlight-on-the-non-western-cello-anup-biswas-the-cello-in-india-and-bollywood/>>