D.C. Dounis described several key points about performing the Bach cello suites or solo violin partitas. To understand his ideas let's us look at the following observations...Continue Reading
The following interview was published in the book "With The Artists" in 1955. To my knowledge it is the only documented interview with Dounis ever made and probably occurred in the early 1950s in New York City.Continue Reading
Miming is one of the great secrets of learning to have a natural technique.
The idea is really simple...
While holding the instrument you sing a passage while miming the movements of the left hand and bow arm. Feel the motions of the miming and then imitate those motions when you play normally. Repeat this exercise until your technique feels the same as the miming.Continue Reading
Dounis encouraged his students to discover their own sound. A sound with personality and depth. A sound that is immediately identifiable as the performer and as unique as a fingerprint.
A Cellist’s Guide To A World Class Sound
To achieve a world class sound you must master the following 10 fundamentals:Continue Reading