Mary Had A Little Lamb

Mary had a Little Lamb.   Always start with Monorail 3 1 0 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 3 Trick, trick (trick is next string up) (on D) 3 1 0 1 3 3 3 3 1 1 3 1 0 (on D) Work on the fingers being VERY exact, compliment the ones that are and work on the others, pitch is entirely on...

Hot Cross Buns

Something new for you to learn while you are working on your other skills. Sometimes its nice to have something new to break things up! Hot Cross Buns.   Always start with Monorail. This can be done on any string, preferably start on the D and G string as the A and C...

Exploration of Cello Harmonics

We use harmonics a lot in cello playing so I thought I’d introduce them to you here as they are quite fun to play and fool around with. One of the most important things to remember is not to let your left arm rest on the shoulder of the cello… let me repeat that… do...

Twinkle Bread

Twinkle Bread, ABBA Your have learned the B section with trick, trick 4,4 3,3 1 (x 2) Now for the A section! Why did I start in the middle of Twinkle you ask? The reason is this, after many years of teaching I found it much more effective to start with balancing the...