In this short video our resident cellist d'Artagnan explains the benefits of playing with a cello stopper, and how to correctly position and use one.
In particular d'Artagnan discusses what type of cello stopper he recommends, how to find the right length (by having the cello away from you on an angle) and how to ensure you have the right position for optimal playability using the 'hug' test.
A cello stopper provides protection from your cello slipping by placing your endpin into a stopper which has a rubber non-slip base. Models with straps provide further protection by securing your stopper to a chair leg to ensure it won't move.
If you've been suffering from a slipping cello then we hope this short video demonstration helps!