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I think that there is a possibility you could hurt yourself playing the violin a lot without a teacher. I know if I play with a bad position, I get back/neck/arm pain and lately I've been having issues where I pull muscles in both arms and I think it's from an issue in my playing position. How you hold the violin is not an exact science and has to be ...


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Indeed the standard positions do not really allow finger patterns for diatonic scales like you have on guitar, but require a position shift once every three or so notes, unless you use empty strings to fill some gaps. While this may seem, in a practical sense, a bit annoying, cellists tend to make a virtue of it by using the shifts as an expressive feature ...


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Are you planning on strumming your cello? If not, i.e. you want to learn the bowed playing patterns, I can assure you there are a number of patterns, depending on the actual progression of notes and the tone/timbre desired. The simplest scales go: open, 1,2or3,4, then open on the next string, etc. Obviously once you get above certain pitches, you ...



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