Cello Fingering Position Charts

The image below (from The Cello Companion) shows the notes for the first 7 positions on the cello for the four strings (with the top being the nut and the bottom toward the bridge).

Below is the same image roatated 90 degrees where I have drawn a red box around the fingerings that represent the 1st, 5th, and 9th positions. (You can find the same page, but with 1st, 4th, and 7th positions here.)

Using the 1st, 5th, and 9th positions as landmarks, I've got the same information as above, but this time shown as shown on bass, tenor, and treble clefs.

Each string is represented by a line of music with the string name on the left hand side.

Note that the scales show up twice for each clef. First where the accidentals are maked as sharps; second where they are marked as flats.

Bass Clef

Tenor and Treble Clef


Last modified: Sun Sep 13 08:31:25 EDT 2015 by Charles Plager