The Chello has a rich and sonorous baritone sound. It serves as the foundation of the string quartet. Between eight and fifteen of these instruments in a symphony orchestra immeasurably strengthen the bass section.
Open your hand when you do vibrato. Avoid squeezing your fingers together. Change fingers by rotating your whole hand, not by poking your fingers as if typing.
Getting Started - Loosen and extend the floor peg of the cello so the cello body fits easily between your knees. Use a pitch pipe or a piano to tune the instrument to match each string from the lowest to the topmost sounds of C - G - D - A. "A" is the top line on the bass clef staff. "C" is two ledger lines below the bass clef.
Pluck the A string four times in a steady rhythm. Then pluck the D, G and C strings with a steady count or while using a metronome. Speak the names of the strings each time you pluck to make a sound.