Preliminary Finger Exercises for Cello and BassWhile the violins and violas are strumming and tapping in their four positions (rest, shoulder, shoulder leftside, playing position), the cellos and basses can also be doing some preliminary exercises.
1)Tap the right shoulder with the left hand, then tap on strings with 2,3,4.
2)Tap with 2,3,4 low on fingerboard, then high on fingerboard.
3)After arch is formed with fingers, tap thumb against back of neck.
4)Hook ring finger on a lower string. Slide hand down fingerboard and pluck at the end of fingerboard. Then wave the hand to release tension.(power curve)
5)Tap 2,3,4 tap thumb, then tap index finger. Index finger should be the last finger placed down. This will help with extensions later.