Beginner Orchestra Cello Class from 1.20.2017

Beginner Orchestra Cello Class from Jan. 20

Review your flashcards of your 8 notes on the D and A strings

EE Book 1:       Review p. 14 and 15.  Practice pizzicato first, then add bow.

Practice open strings on p. 16 and 17.  Concentrate on your right hand and your bow hold.

Relaxed bow grip:       Don’t squeeze

Keep your right shoulder down

Place ring finger or 4th finger on dot in the middle of the frog

Curl index finger (like a fish hook) around bow grip

If your pinky becomes too bossy, lift him up off the bow

Bonus ?:           Which finger should be used to grip the bow, pointer or pinky?