These studies by Mikhail Bukinik are a set of progressive interval studies intended to introduce cellists to the mechanics of shifting their left hand to different positions on the fingerboard.
That is my interest in them and that is the reason I have transcribed them to MuseScore format... so I could play these studies and have something to accompany me to keep me honest on pitches as I glided up and down the finger board.
However, now that the tedious job of note entry is done, perhaps they can be of use to anyone else.
How can you use them? ANY WAY YOU WANT! They are provided free and without expectations.
HOW TO PLAY THEM:
-Download the "complete score" of "New Shifting Studies, Op.13" by Mikhail Bukinik from IMSLP.org
-Download and unpack Bukinik.zip
-Watch this YouTube video to learn how to get MuseScore, how to load and play files in it, how to alter the playback, how to transpose music to other keys, and to understand the minor differences between the original sheet music and my MuseScore transcriptions.
-About electronic instruments. Worried that they are too perfect? Worry no more! Some of them are quite bad on pitch and all of them have some tiny error across their range. The "Flute" timbre in the soundbank that comes with Musescore 1.3 is poor. Avoid it. For my purposes, the Piano and Saw Wave sounds are the most minimal offenders with the least vibrato.
-You will notice bits of Russian and awkward translation on many pages. That is a work in progress, complicated by the fact that the text pre-dates post-revolution spelling reforms, and should be ignored for now.
-About the Public Domain status of "New Shifting Studies, Op.13" by Mikhail Bukinik. IMSLP says they are not yet PD in the European Union. By the EU rule of "life plus 70 years" they will be PD in the EU in 2017. However, the volume itself dates from pre-revolution Russia, I can't find anyone with rights selling an edition of this. The one source for it that you can pay money for, on Amazon, is a self-publisher reprinting this very same scanned copy, including the specific stains on various pages. None-the-less, if you wish to be truly correct, do not download this music if you are in the EU or anywhere else that observes a "life plus 70" copyright term.