1. I'm not going to tell anyone what this means. You have to have to watch it to find out. I think you'll find it interesting.

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  2. The area of the bow closest to the hand, referred to as "at the frog" is the strongest and most versatile part of the bow. Here are examples from the standard repertoire, and certain techniques, that are most easily played at this place in the bow.

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  3. In advance of specific talks about using each area of the bow, here's a quick overview of the bow as a tool, and the assetts and liabilities of its three areas: frog, tip and middle.

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  4. Learning to stretch the left hand to cover larger intervals is an extremely useful component of cello technique. Here are some exercises, some examples of sensible stretching, and solutions for awkward positions.

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  5. Playing rapid passages cleanly and accurately requires special preparation. While there are many standard ways of working music up to speed, here are a few pointers you might not have considered.

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David Finckel Cello Talks

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David Finckel here, cellist of the Emerson String Quartet, duo partner of Wu Han, Artistic Director, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo. I'm going to post a whole series of mini-cello lessons here that are going to be concise


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David Finckel here, cellist of the Emerson String Quartet, duo partner of Wu Han, Artistic Director, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo. I'm going to post a whole series of mini-cello lessons here that are going to be concise and hopefully really useful. Keep checking back as I upload more of them, from wherever I happen to be.

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