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Cello Map App & research paper out now!

By Ellen Fallowfield & Keitaro Takahashi

Cello Map App by Ellen Fallowfield & Keitaro Takahasi

Cello MApp is the partner app to the internationally popular Cello Map webpage. It was designed for cello players and composers, who want to master their multiphonics and harmonics skills. The smart search system lets you choose your starting point (pitch result, note name, string, left-hand position, harmonic number) and then subsequently add ‘branches’ to this starting point to filter out options. The filtering system will find a result (or several alternative results) and provide you with notations, audio examples, and videos. Use the ‘branching’ system or build several trees to COMPARE the sound and notation of different options. The instructional videos provide tips for playing or composing.

Download and rate Cello Map App on the App Store now

Tutorial – Cello Map App Harmonics

Tutorial II – Cello Map App Multiphonics

Research paper "Multiphonics for Stringed Instruments: Performance Practice and Research Practice" by Ellen Fallowfield

Cellist and researcher Ellen Fallowfield has also written a freshly published research paper featuring video and screen-recordings of the new Cello MApp. She writes about this publication:

"I contextualise my work in cello multiphonics in the framework of practice-based research and key modern developments, such as music-as-performance and contemporary technique. I describe the processes and outputs involved in my research in terms of performance practice and research practice, and provide videos to demonstrate the practical use of a recently released app for cello harmonics and multiphonics."

Ellen Fallowfield: "Multiphonics for Stringed Instruments: Performance Practice and Research Practice", in: Music & Practice, Volume 7 / 2020, Norwegian Academy of Music, online access:


Alice Purton: Ellen Fallowfield and Keitaro Takahashi, Cello MApp, in: Tempo, Volume 75 , Issue 297 , Juli 2021 , Cambridge University Press 2021, S. 97 – 98.

Link to the article online

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