Playing intimately, but for the last row of the audience.
Demo: Fauré Elégie

  • How to project soft sounds
  • How to throw sound out to the audience
  • How to make a soft sound with a core
  • How to make a soft sound away from the fingerboard
  • The intention to project is an important psychological component
  • Both core and resonance must be created by contact point and bow speed
  • Upper arm weight should feel lifted and suspended
  • A light friction or resistance from the cello is desirable
  • Maximize resonance and glow in the sound from bow speed and contact point
  • Fuzzy sounds do not project

cellowisdom

Fortissimo is dropping all arm weight into the cello, pianissimo is lifting all arm weight off of the cello… and then there is everything in-between!
–Gregor Piatigorsky


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