Cello practice in front of a mirror
My teacher tells me to practice in front of a mirror, partly to help me with straight bowing. But the mirror is straight up and down (i.e., a 90 degree angle to the floor) while the cello and bow are not. So I get a distorted view. Is this a familiar problem for anyone? I am thinking of rigging the mirror so it is at about a 70 degree angle to the floor.
That would probably be more efficient, but you should still be able to use a regular mirror. There is a similar problem on violin, but we still just use regular mirrors. Once upon a time I thought up an invention that would use multiple webcams mounted all around the player so they could view the appropriate angles in play without having to change their chin/neck position.
Using a mirror is almost as important as using your ears. (Not being funny.)