However in playing the cello we do not need that kind of force – in fact, we need to reduce tension to facilitate the flexibility of the thumb and.
With the cello, in the "neck" positions (which use just less than half of the fingerboard, nearest the top of the instrument), the thumb.
I often give students a little quiz. It's simple, yet what it reveals is of paramount importance to the development of any cellist's technique. Here it.