Optimum size cello
 

Optimum size cello

    
Optimum size cello    11:36 on Monday, November 14, 2011          

andsfape
(1 point)
Posted by andsfape

Can anyone help?

I am an adult and I am 1.59 meters tall (62.6 in). What size should I play the cello:
4/4, 7/8, 3/4 ?


Re: Optimum size cello    18:45 on Friday, November 18, 2011          

hegyhati
(923 points)
Posted by hegyhati

I'm not an expert, but I'd say, that it really depends on the cello. If it is comfortable, don't care about what is written on it. also, I think, that the length of Your fingers is at least so important, as Your height. I suggest You to ask Your teacher to help.


Re: Optimum size cello    02:18 on Saturday, December 03, 2011          

Scotch
(591 points)
Posted by Scotch

I had an adult cello teacher once who played a 7/8, but my impression is that that's pretty unusual. I don't know how tall she was exactly, but she wasn't very.

If I've done my arithmetic correctly, you're five feet and three inches. That's not especially short for an adult woman. If the rest of you is reasonably proportionate, I'd advise you to play a standard-size cello. (For one thing, at some point in your career you'll have to borrow a cello--either from a shop while your cello is being repaired or from a fellow cellist.)


Re: Optimum size cello    14:08 on Saturday, December 03, 2011          

PhilOShite
(152 points)
Posted by PhilOShite

What Hegyhati said. Make sure you try before you buy.


Re: Optimum size cello    21:48 on Sunday, December 04, 2011          

Scotch
(591 points)
Posted by Scotch

PhiloOShite, do you actually play the cello?


Re: Optimum size cello    17:15 on Monday, December 05, 2011          

PhilOShite
(152 points)
Posted by PhilOShite

As a matter of fact I do, and I seriously doubt that you do. Either that or you are trying to mislead the original poster with that advice.


Re: Optimum size cello    18:41 on Wednesday, December 14, 2011          

ChiSun
(81 points)
Posted by ChiSun

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