Cello Drones is required for all my students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The beauty of the sound creates a peaceful environment which makes practicing or improvising a true delight. I am seeing steady progress in intonation as my students and I work with the drones. Some days I press play and practice with the entire CD, it is both pleasurable and useful.
~ Eugene Friesen
Playing with Cello Drones is an effective and enjoyable way to develop your ear and improve your intonation. A drone is a sustained tone, and playing or singing with a drone allows you to hear and adjust in relation to an ongoing reference pitch. Tuning to a drone develops awareness of frequency relationships which can carry over into listening and tuning in all playing situations. It adds a harmonic element which enhances the musicality of scale and passage work. As in many musical cultures, playing with a drone also provides a tonal atmosphere and harmonic base for improvisation.
Drones on all 12 chromatic pitches. These resonant acoustic cello tones can be a harmonic base for improvisation in major, minor, modal & scales of your own creation and a pitch reference for tuning intervals, chords & musical passages.