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How To Hold A Cello Bow

How To Hold A Cello Bow Learning to hold the cello bow is one of the most important – yet challenging – aspects of playing the cello. In this introductory cello bow guide, we get you started on how to hold the bow – the proper bow hold – and basically cello bowing technique. The…

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How to Tune a Cello

How to Tune a Cello Learning how to tune a cello is one of the essential first steps in playing a cello. It’s a lot harder to play with the strings out of tune – and even harder if they aren’t even on the right pitch! Standard tuning for the cello is listed above, ADGC…

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Getting Started Reading Cello Sheet Music – For Beginners

Getting Started Reading Cello Sheet Music Learning how to read music can seem like a daunting task at first, but in this lesson, we break down the beginning steps to associating written music in bass clef to the strings of the cello, and introduce the basic rhythmic values. Unfortunately, “cello clef” doesn’t really exist apart…

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How to Play the Bach Suite No. 1 on Cello (Prelude)

How to Play the Bach Suite No. 1 on Cello (Prelude) The prelude of the first cello suite by Bach is probably the most famous piece for the cello written ever. Also famously was how the legendary Yo Yo Ma began learning cello right from the beginning – learning bar by bar one bar a…

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What is the Difference Between a Cello and Violin

What is the Difference Between a Cello and Violin Whether you’re trying to decide between learning cello and violin, or if you just like learning new information about music, we discuss the differences between violin and cello in this video. Firstly, there is some relatability between the two instruments, as they are both tuned in…

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Beginner Repertoire for Cello

Beginner Repertoire for Cello After desiring playing cello only to find the grunt work involved in finding a cello, learning how to set it up, learning how to use your hands for it, and trying to get a sound and some basic scales, the itch for actually playing some music can be quite strong. It…

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How to Play First Position on Cello

How to Play First Position on Cello Learning where first position is the essential starting place of learning to actually play melodies on the cello – after all, it’s the first one! Why it’s called first position is that it makes playing in the keys of the open strings really easy – no finger extensions…

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How to Do Vibrato on Cello

How to Do Vibrato on Cello Ah, vibrato, the lovely shake in the sound we have all heard. It pulls us in, it adds character that a fretted string instrument could not. In this video we discuss the basics of playing vibrato on cello, which differs from how violinists and bass players do it. Vibrato…

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How to Play First Position on Cello

How to Play First Position on Cello Learning where first position is the essential starting place of learning to actually play melodies on the cello – after all, it’s the first one! Why it’s called first position is that it makes playing in the keys of the open strings really easy – no finger extensions…