2nd Position Cello Fingering Chart

Second Position Fingering Chart

2nd Position (Normal)
There are two forms of second position.  The normal hand configuration has each of the playing fingers on the left hand at half step intervals.  Using the A string as an example:

1st Finger (Index)  —->  Plays C
2nd Finger (Middle)  —->  Plays C# / Db
3rd Finger (Ring)  —->  Plays D
4th Finger (Pinkie)  —->  Plays D# / Eb

2nd Position (Extended)
Extended 2nd position happens when the 1st finger stays where it is from the normal finger placement and the other fingers are moved down a half step.  The new hand configuration consists of a whole step interval distance between fingers 1 and 2 while the distances between all of the other finger pairs remains at a half step (fingers 2-3, 3-4).  Using the D string as an example:

1st Finger  —->  Plays F
2nd Finger  —->  Plays G
3rd Finger  —->  Plays G# / Ab
4th Finger  —->  Plays A

You may also find these links helpful:
Half Position Cello Fingering Chart
1st Position Cello Fingering Chart
3rd Position Cello Fingering Chart
4th Position Cello Fingering Chart
Practice Tips For Intermediate/Advanced Music

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