QUOTE(owainsutton @ Feb 10 2012, 10:01 PM)
Playing scales with different rhythm can be a good idea...for example 'dotten minim, two quavers' on each note, to focus on the quavers being at alternate ends of the bow.
Oo I like that idea! I might just make it a rhythm exercise in the first instance though and add notes later.
I acquired an old copy of Abracadabra Cello a couple of weeks ago and might suggest that he looks at some early pieces in that as it puts in notes like "Point", "Heel" and "WB".
QUOTE(soccermom @ Feb 10 2012, 09:49 PM)
If none of the above work, you could try putting a sticker or two on the bow (eg you could either use one sticker, dividing the bow into two halves, or two, dividing it into thirds). Then tell him he needs to start a bar with his bow at a particular sticker.
Obviously once he's got the idea, take off the stickers!
Like this one too!
Sadly (somewhat OT but I'll shove it in here anyway as this is a beginner cello thread) they've changed the format of the Hindhead "Little Cellos" this year - a single day for beginners and the 3 day course they want you to have the G2 extensions and 4th positions securely learnt. So he falls between those two particular stools
In addition, both the multi-day cello course and the children's holiday music course are OVER WEEKENDS this year. What use is that to the working parent, eh?