When I was shopping for my first cello back in summer 2017, many people advised me to test the cello in different environments as well as have a trusted cello person, listen to you play because a cello always sounds different from a players perspective vs. audience perspective. I’ve heard other say to have people […]
Read More The Sound – What I Hear Vs. What the Audience Hears
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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Buying a cello can be difficult. I hope the tips in this article can help select THE instrument for you.
Read More Buying a Cello
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 […]
Read More Monty? Pierre? Slava!
If you have small hands or short fingers and you have intonation inconsistencies, you might want to try the Nails to Bridge.
Read More Small Hands or Short Fingers – Nails to Bridge
My short cello journey has brought me back to the bow. While I was looking for a cello I ran into the issue that choosing a cello is about choosing a cello AND bow (and strings but I’ll leave that for another post). A few weeks ago, I changed strings, but for some odd reason, […]
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I love photography. Something about capturing and making a beautiful image. And well, the cello is the most beautiful instrument, not just in sound but also visually. I will be posting photos of my cello. I hope you enjoy them.
Read More Photography – My Other Passion
This week I started the Bach Cello Suites (again). In my youth, I just did not appreciate the Bach Suites. Back then, they were just etudes. And I played plenty of etudes…maybe that’s why I didn’t like The Suites. How things have changed. I’m older and wiser (debatable), and I just love the Suites. Listen to […]
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I thought I would relay my cello buying experience with everyone. When I played back in the late 70’s / early 80’s, I played my brother’s cello so I played what was available to me. And it was a nice cello. Boy was it a nice cello! So this is my first time buying my […]
Read More Meet Slava (Yep…That’s my Cello’s Name)
After 2 hours of testing instruments, we were ready to take two cellos (Ivan Dunov and William Klier models) for home trials, when I noticed a beautiful instrument,
Read More Finding My Voice