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Common Left Hand Position Problems for Cello and Bass

The Sagging Elbow

Notice how the thumb is pulled out of position. The fingers will also be pulled out of position by the sagging elbow.

The sagging elbow could be a sign of fatigue, especially if the student is trying to rest the elbow against the body.

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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