1. While all bows, cellos and players are different, I believe that more is possible for most of us with tighter, rather than a looser bows. Here I make my case and provide hopefully convincing demonstrations.

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  2. The area of the bow three quarters of the way towards the tip is very useful for certain repertoire, combining the great playing qualities of the tip with the versatility of the middle.

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  3. The area one-quarter of the way from the frog is a place in the bow where two important strokes are possible simultaneously.

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  4. The middle of the bow is where it bounces best. Learn how to take advantage of that, plus avoid the inherent weaknesses of this area.

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  5. The area of the bow near and at the tip offers special opportunities technically and musically, all of which are good to know about and take advantage of.

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David Finckel Cello Talks

David Finckel and Wu Han

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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