Piatti Method for Cello Book 1. Piatti’s Violoncello Method was compiled on the teaching compositions of Duport, Romberg, Dotzauer, Lee and other authors, with concise but very useful methodic notes. This method takes the student through the early stages of playing technique up to early exercises in the fifth, sixth and seventh positions (in the Tenor Clef). A basic level of music theory is required. Published by Stainer & Bell.