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For the final Cello Talk I went to Jordan Hall in Boston’s New England Conservatory to let you hear the difference between French and Belgian bridges, and between three different A strings. Cameras on the stage and balcony captured sound close up, and distant – which is so much of what really counts.

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If you’ve never taken your cello apart and put it back together, you can learn how here. And when the bridge and tailpiece are off, you can look through the hole in the bottom to see if the post is straight.

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So many have written with great questions prompted by the Cello Talks that it’s time for me to respond again. I hope my suggestions are helpful, and thanks to everyone for all the support and encouragement you’ve given me.

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Getting off to a good start when you practice will save you time and avoid aggravation.

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Warming up properly will protect you from injury. Here are a few pointers.

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If you never exercise you will have a harder time playing the cello. Here are a few simple upper body exercises that will give you more flexibility and strength.

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The right stuff to have in your cello case at all times.

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