navarro river music
navarro river music
navarro river music

Welcome to Navarro River Music, home of Cello Drones and the music of Marcia Sloane. You will also find information about Navarro River String Camp, a biannual chamber music camp in northern California for beginning and intermediate adult string players of violin, viola, and cello.

While you're here, take a healing two-minute journey around the circle of fifths with resonant acoustic cello drones. You can also listen to music by Marcia Sloane and view the five-minute film “Samba for Mooli” by Dan Nadaner featuring music by the same name for cello, guitar, and percussion with Marcia, Todd Walton, and Amunka Davila. Download a free pdf of this beautiful tune and check out other sheet music for cello ensemble and chamber music for cello with other instruments. Credit Cards accepted for CD and sheet music purchases. You can also download sheet music and individual CD tracks.


cello drones cd marcia sloaneCello Drones for Tuning and Improvisation

  • For string players, wind players, vocalists, and instrumentalists
  • Develop your ear and improve your intonation
  • Tune intervals, scales, chords, arpeggios, and musical passages
  • Drones on all 12 chromatic pitches to accompany major, minor, and modal scales
  • Tune your instrument
  • Great practice and teaching tool
  • Helps build technique musically
  • Background soundscape and harmonic base for improvisation
  • Warm resonant sound of acoustic cello


Cello Drones for Meditation and Relaxation by Marcia Sloane

Cello Drones for Meditation and Relaxation

As one acoustic cello tone fades into the next, your mind settles into a state ideal for meditation, creative activity, and relaxation.


so not jjazz marcia sloane todd walton cd

So not Jazz

SO not JAZZ — songs for guitar, cello, piano, and voice; vocals and instrumentals, entrancing improvisations.


skyward marcia sloane cello cd

Skyward

Songs and instrumental works for cello with vocals, guitar, accordion, clarinet, piano, and percussion; including “Stories of Joy and the Trickster: Musical Vignettes on 5 Paintings of Marc Chagall” for cello, clarinet, and piano.



when light is your garden sloane walton cdWhen Light is Your Garden

Danceable love songs with a latin tinge, acoustic Americana with cello, vocals, guitar, piano, and percussion.



i remember you sloane walton cdI Remember You

Cello interludes surrounding five funny and poignant short stories written and read by Todd Walton.



marcia sloane sheet music

Sheet Music

  • Samba for Mooli — a beautiful and lyrical melody for any instrument! Lead sheet (melody and chords) available in both treble and bass clef versions. FREE pdf download
  • Sevensong — for Cello Ensemble or Cello Quartet
  • Thunder Shower — for Flute, Violin, Viola, & Cello
  • Stories of Joy and the Trickster — Musical Vignettes on 5 Paintings of Marc Chagall for Clarinet, Cello, & Piano


string music camp mendocinoNavarro River String Camp

A chamber music camp in northern California for beginning and intermediate adult string players of violin, viola, and cello

  • Summer Session August 17-21, 2015
  • Winter Session March 20-23, 2015