Question for you all who also play cello . . .
I spent 20 hours over the last six days watching a cellist play mostly classical music in a string trio. She used the 4th finger of her left hand a lot, but she also made a lot of use of her 3rd finger—not just as a helper to her fourth finger, but as a note player in its own right.
My question is: Does this have something to do with the cello being tuned in 5ths, low-to-high? Or is it simply because her string scale is that much shorter?
"A man must love something very much to practice it not only without hope of fame or fortune but without hope of doing it well." -G.K. Chesterton (paraphrase)