1. It's important that the bow is tight enough to perform certain functions, without being too tight. Here are some guidelines.

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  2. Competing against the sound of jet planes means playing closer to the bridge!

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  3. Adding high overtones to the sound makes it more brilliant and enables it to cut through. Here's proof, and how to do it.

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  4. It's very common that we are required to make an even sound while using unequal bow speeds. Here's how to compensate and not allow inconsistent bow speeds interfere with the musical line.

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  5. The beginning of consistent sound production is even bow speed. Here's how to measure it accurately and develop your ability to pull the bow at the same speed from frog to tip and back.

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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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