Top Tips – care for cellos & cellists

Top Tip No.1 of 2014, for those who put their cellos into a corner over Xmas and now have to face that daunting task of trying to play something that was going so smoothly 4 weeks ago.
Go gently, slowly, kindly. Stretch before you play, stretch afterwards. Don’t start with Cossman exercises, start with Twinkle Twinkle. Loose bows, loose wide vibrato, shoulders down, shake them out, then go have a cup of tea and that last piece of Christmas cake.