Foreword -- The basic principles of string playing -- The science of scale playing -- The study of the positions. The art and science of shifting -- How to develop good intonation -- The art and science of playing double stops -- Some general principles of fingerings -- Vibrato -- Developing a fine bow arm. The basic skills -- The specific bowings and how to teach them -- How to produce an beautiful tone -- Learning how to sight read -- Some basic principles of musicianship. The art of interpreting music -- How and when to practice -- How to avoid nervousness in public performance -- How to develop confidence in upper-position technique -- Rote exercises to develop specific skills -- Thoughts to ponder (with exercises) -- Inspiration and motivation -- Cello supplement. The basics - two versions -- Bass supplement. The basics - two versions -- A suggested well-balanced program for string teaching -- An abridged list of suggested readings.