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Simplified Cello Fingering Chart

"Four Finger" Positions on the Cello


The fingering for every measure is 1-2-3-4.
The fingers are in half steps unless an "X" is indicated.
The "X" = a whole step stretch.

A String

4
4
4
4

G String

C String

extended 1st pos.


x

pos.

D String

1 x

lower 2nd pos.

1 x

extended pos.
x

1 x 2

1st pos.

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extended lower 2nd pos.


x

2nd position




1 x

extended 2nd pos.


x

1 x

13

extended upper 3rd pos.


x

3rd pos.

4th position









1 x 2

extended 3rd pos.


x

1 x

extended 4th pos.


x

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upper 3rd pos..

5th position