My son’s cello tutor, while trying to explain how to keep his 9-year old fingers on the finger-board:

“Imagine an O made with your thumb and middle finger, separated by the fingerboard. It’s like the fulcrum on a see-saw, lets you move your other fingers without losing their balance”

He understood it instantly. The power of a relevant analogy.

Now if only I had the right analogy for him to keep up his practice.

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