The fingering of the cello is a very simple method! Find your index finger, got it? Good! That is your first finger. Find your middle finger that is your second finger. Your ring finger is third and your pinkie is fourth! Your thumb goes behind the neck of the cello( the long part that connects the pegs and body of the cello).
There are four strings on the cello. When they are open, there are no fingers on the string. They are a note! The first string is the A string. That is the highest string on the cello and you can play the highest note on the A string. The next string is D then G and C. The C string is the lowest string on the instrument and you can play the lowest note. When you put the cello in playing position and you are going to play notes, you can then find notes. The more you go towards the bridge, or the ground, the notes get higher, the more you put your finger towards yourself the notes get lower. In the next paragraph you will learn about playing.
Now your first finger on the A
sting is B, second finger is C sharp, third finger is C natural. Your fourth
finger on the A string is D. Now lets switch over to the D string. Get
your first finger ready! First finger is E, second finger is F sharp third
finger is F natural. And fourth finger is G. Now over to the G string!
( Are you seeing lots of patterns?) Okay, First finger is A , second B
sharp, third B natural and fourth C. Now to the last but not least string,
the C string! First finger is D second is E sharp, third is E natural and
fourth is F. There are also positions like 1st position ( what you just
learned) and 2nd and it goes all the way up to 7th. Shifts are very complicated.
The patterns that you should have been seeing are on strings A, D, G, all
the fourth fingers were a string! Also second finger usually plays a sharp!