Cello Power is a series of books designed to be used to expand the cello student's facility and knowledge of the instrument. The books are structured to focus on the advanced materials that appear in our cello literature. Most important are the exercises and further recommendations on how to work on them. The process is first to digest the fundamentals of each and enable the student to build a solid technique in preparation for the difficult passagework ahead. An example is the double-stop excerpts, which are broken down into two-string bow patterns to aid in intonation and to clarify the spacing for the left hand.
Books 1 and 2 fill the gap left vacant by lack of materials covering, in a progressive order, the transition from the introduction of the thumb position into a student's studies and the work on the much more difficult application of this information into studies by Popper, Grutzmacher, and Piatti. Of course, then there are the ensuing repertoire demands of the concertos of Dvorak and Saint-Saens.