Gorgeous and Deep

Learn how to play this beautiful solo cello piece in two easy and step by step lessons.

The tutorial contains:

  • A play-through of the piece on video with scrolling music displayed at the bottom of the screen as the music is played.
  • Lesson videos with scrolling music as everything is shown and explained.
  • Detailed explanations of bowing, fingerings, positions and invaluable advice
  • Display of bowing and fingering and scrolling music

This gorgeous chant from “The Hobbit” has enchanted listeners since it was first heard. This is a beautiful version for solo cello. It is easy and enjoyable to play. The dark chant mood is perfect for the tonality of the cello. The Misty Mountains are a mountain range created by J.R.R Tolkien in his fantasy world of Middle Earth.

Once you start playing you will want to play it over and over. Very meditative and addictive.

The video tutorials will help you play the music more accurately and perform it sooner.

Course curriculum

    1. Misty_Mountains_Play_Through

    1. Misty Mountains tutorial part1 HDs

    1. Misty Mountains tutorial part2 HDs

    1. Misty_Mountains

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content


MA (Hons) Music Ilse de Ziah

My aim is to help cellists to find a new approach to playing cello. I have run many workshops for cellists and other string players over the years and presently teach at University College Cork, conduct the Cork Light Orchestra, play contemporary 'deep listening' music with the Quiet Music Ensemble, work in theatre and play cello in many different styles, from Irish, Jazz, Rock and Roll to Classical. This has given me a broad experience of all the ways one can make a cello speak. I compose, arrange and publish music. I saw a need for quality solo pieces that are challenging but not impossible, sound great, develop technique and are perfect for performance. I wanted music for cellists, that when someone asks, "play for me, I love the cello", there is an alternative to the Prelude. (beautiful though it is!) I help students improve through playing music they love; to develop technique, style, memory, and confidence.