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Cello Left Hand Position

The thumb should be placed on the back of the neck opposed from the 2nd finger. The position is very similar to holding a cup, an orange, or a tennis ball. I keep a sixteen ounce plastic cup in the room and when students have problems, I hand them the cup. They take the cup and hold it naturally, with the thumb opposed to the fingers.

 

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