@Mouse Thanks for the recommendations. I'll take a look at that Xeros endpin stopper next time I'm down at Fiddlershop (soon
Right now, I've been dragging my cello over to my piano and tuning like that (easier than dragging the piano over to the cello )
Never occurred to me to want a mute... the sound is so low and mello and so not-in-my-face compared to a violin. That's a maybe, thx for the reminder.
Tapes. Not going there after having had my violin tapes for way too long. In fact, when I finally took them off was when I finally started really listening (instead of second guessing just how much to cover the tape with my finger pad!) Anyway, how are you supposed to SEE the cello tapes when your left hand in 1st position is outside of your field of peripheral vision?
Thanks for sharing those experiences, @Mouse .
I tried Tipp-Ex to mark how far the endpin should be extended. That wore off in about 2 days. Ugh. OK, I won't use tape on the endpin. I think if I stretch my hand open to its max, the pin length is just about the span between tip of thumb and tip of pinky.
Fun explanation on how to get the cello resting in the same position every time.
Do tell, does it matter if I hook the pin stopper under the left or right front chair leg?