1. Here's how I would use four minutes to practice a tricky passage.

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  2. I was dead wrong when I said all horsehair was the same.

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  3. So many have written with great questions prompted by the Cello Talks that it's time for me to respond again. I hope my suggestions are helpful, and thanks to everyone for all the support and encouragement you've given me.

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  4. So many have written with great questions prompted by the Cello Talks that it's time for me to respond again. I hope my suggestions are helpful, and thanks to everyone for all the support and encouragement you've given me.

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  5. Some of the greatest violin players and string pedagogues say that vibrato should be from below the note and up to it only. But the singers don't do it that way - see the earlier Cello Talk on that subject. Here's why I sound better vibrating slightly above the note, for what it's worth.

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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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