As there are so many excellent resources online at the moment I thought this would be a good time to add some free cello exercises to our website. So I am attaching the three short exercises below as pdfs which you can click and print. Although I wrote these for my pupils I have found them useful warm up exercises myself.
The first one is an exercise for finding thumb position. It’s all in bass clef:
Relax and Fly
The second exercise is based on The Lark Ascending and is for practising shifting from 1st to 4th position:
Finally, here is a bowing exercise which is mostly on open strings and so can be used for pupils from fairly early on:
String crossing exercise
I hope you enjoy playing these. I’d be happy to have feedback.