String Crossing Tip

Bach Suite 1 Prelude.  From note 1, this piece is a series of string crossings and well, when it comes to bowing technique I’m no Yo Yo Ma, or Inbal Segev.   I’m in month 6 six of my comeback and the little things, like string crossings, that make music beautiful are slow to comeback. My teacher […]

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The Bow

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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Bach Cello Suites

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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Finding My Voice

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,

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Lessons Begin

My Lessons began on June 9, 2017.  My cello teacher is Ms. Sara Haughton at the Catoctin School of Music.  Lesson 1 was about setting the baseline.  Sara and I discussed my past cello experience. I told her that I was a pretty good cello player back in the day.  Nothing like a Yo-Yo Ma […]

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