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Cello Online Fingering Chart
1st - 7th Positions

GREEN
fingering numbers
=
play these notes on the A string
GOLD
fingering numbers
=
play these notes on the D string
BLUE
fingering numbers
=
play these notes on the G string
RED
fingering numbers
=
play these notes on the C string

0 = open string; 1 = 1st finger; 2 = 2nd finger; 3 = 3rd finger; 4 = 4th finger

Click on each note to hear its pitch.


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CELLO THUMB POSITION*

*The thumb is used as a fret in thumb position. In the above example, place the thumb across the A and D strings where the first finger was in 7th position (touch lightly to test, and you'll hear a harmonic)

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