Interesting point that fingerings alter the tone color. I sometimes play the a note consecutively with the same note using a different fingering. I try to match the pitch exactly but that is difficult. I think of it as a microtonal music.Definitely try using lots of different fingerings to alter the pitch and the tone color. uld be octave key, 3, and the bottom side key.
Mostly bow. The fingering has to be very precise. Just being a millimeter off will make it the wrong pitch or even if you rock your finger.Do you think, the pitch variation on the cello is from inconsistent finger placements, when fingering the notes
Do you pluck or bow
Its actually becoming more popular as time goes on, people sort of started with gut string frets, then have progressed to real frets. This is especially popular for those that have the same issues that differencetone talks off. Ive even fretted violins and violas myself. The important consideration IMO is too use low profile frets when modifying these units, so you can slide "in a sense"... we even have the reverse happening with guitars, manufacturers sell fretless guitars bass's etc..Where have you seen a cello with frets Steve? I have taught music in public schools for over 30 years and worked in a music store that sold and repaired stringed instruments for over 10 years and have never heard of a fretted cello---let alone seen one. This is interesting.