This is part of a series of cello scale videos designed to help beginner students learn them by visualising the fingerboard and watching a slow demonstration.
D major can be played entirely in first position,but requires forward stretches on the C and G strings in order to access F# on the C string,and C# on the G string. Remember that forward stretches use exactly the same technique as back ward stretches – i.e. the stretch is always between the first and second fingers. Avoid the fairly common mistake of stretching between the third and fourth fingers.
More about stretching on the cello here:
Stretch Position on the Cello
Detailed Diagrams for Extended First Position
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