Jan Vogler on Playing Without Tension

In this brand-new course, master soloist and teacher Jan Vogler addresses one of the fundamental elements in cello playing: how to muster enough power to play an instrument as physically demanding as the cello, yet remain as tension-free and relaxed as possible.
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Because it tackles issues that are universally challenging, this course is for cellists of all levels, whether beginner, professional, or anything in between.
2 Video Lessons + Supplements
In addition to the 2 in-depth video lessons, this course also comes with a 12-page PDF workbook which can be printed out to take your learning offline.
How To Play Freely
Using examples from both the standard repertoire and the fabled German cello school, Vogler offers solutions to the age-old question of “tension and release.”
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What's Inside the Course?

2 video lessons
12-page workbook
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Lesson Sample: Lesson 1 of 2 — Playing Without Tension.

What You Will Learn

In his first ever online tutorial, Jan Vogler shows cellists how to relax even in the most difficult moments.
Find points of relaxation in both hands
Play with more musical and physical freedom
Give more powerful, convincing performances
Master a fundamental element of cello playing
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Jan Vogler

Jan Vogler — master cellist, sought-after teacher, and renaissance man of the arts. Besides his world famous collaboration with actor Bill Murray, Vogler regularly solos with the world's great orchestras, and has been Director of the renowned Dresden Music Festival since October 2008 as well as Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival since 2001. The cellist, who dazzles audiences in person and on his numerous recordings, was in 2021 awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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