Figure 8 Bowing

When we start out playing a stringed instruments, we all strive for straight or parallel bowing.  At first, it seems almost impossible to get the bow to travel in a straight line.  After a while, it becomes second nature.  Why I do I mention this?  After getting pretty decent with straight bowing, my teacher started […]

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Monty? Pierre? Slava!

So this has been an interesting and kind of a stressful week for me.  For some reason, I thought I needed a new cello.  It all started last week, when I dropped by my luthiers to get my bow re-haired.   I inquired if they had a Montagnana (We’ll call it Monty for the rest of […]

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My Dog, Abby, Had Enough!

So here I am practicing The Swan.   This must have been the 6th time in a row I played (actually butchered) this most beautiful cello music.  As you can tell, Abby is a polite girl because she tries to be discreet but the hardwood floor gives her away. I’m glad I’m looking down because I […]

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