Category: Cello

Orchestral Strings

How to Upgrade the Sound of Your Orchestral String Instrument

To a musician, sound couldn’t be more important. Countless hours are put into learning, playing, and practicing, all with the goal of improving the quality of sound that’s produced. To be sure, you can’t properly express yourself with a musical instrument unless you have the ability to produce the best sound. For musicians who play […]

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Symphony Orchestra - Cello

New Musician Must-Haves: Cello

The cello is part of the violin family and is also known as the violoncello. The first cello was noted in the middle of the 16th century. Commonly, it is made of wood, which is shaped into a curves by heating the wood and bending it into place. Generally the tops are spruce wood and […]

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Cello Upgrade

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Cello?

As a parent of a music student, sometimes its difficult to determine the appropriate time to upgrade your child’s instrument. Particularly if you don’t play yourself, knowing what signs to look for can be a challenge. Of course, instruments are an investment, so you don’t want to get ahead of yourself and purchase something that […]

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Cello Strings

How to Tell if You Need New Cello Strings

Whether you’re new to playing the cello or simply need a refresher, knowing when to change your cello strings is something every cellist should know. Change them too often and you’ll be spending quite a bit of money, but if you don’t change them when you need to the drawbacks can be serious. In addition […]

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Cello and Double Bass

What’s the Difference Between a Cello and Double Bass?

The four main instruments in the string family are the violin, viola, cello, and the double bass. When it comes to the cello and the bass, they may look similar but are actually very different. From size and tuning to the sound produced and how they’re played, we’ll go through the main differences between the […]

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Mastering Cello

Mastering the Cello: Practicing & Technique Tips

Mastering the cello is a process which takes years. If you’re new to the instrument, or have a child that’s interested in picking it up, it’s important to understand that from the start. However, with hard work and dedication, it can be done. In this article, we’ll discuss some techniques you can adopt which will […]

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Cello Pickup

What’s a Cello Pickup (& How Can One Improve My Sound?)

So, you’ve been playing the cello for a few years, know all the basics, and are ready to start experimenting with your sound. Chances are, you’ve come across a cello pickup in music stores or while browsing online, and are curious about what it is and how it can improve your sound. For most beginner […]

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Cello Case

Cello Case Buyer’s Guide

Searching for and purchasing a brand new cello case can be an overwhelming task. Only a couple decades ago there were only a few manufacturers who manufactured decent cases, lack of options made the decision easier. Fast forward 20 years, and there are more than ten reputable brands, each with many different models. There are […]

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Common Cello Problems

Common Problems with Cellos (& What You Should Do)

Whether you’re the proud parent of a cellist or a cellist yourself, you likely already understand that proper care and maintenance of your instrument is key. Unfortunately, repairing damage to your cello occasionally falls under that category. Experiencing problems with the cello and its various components is a normal part of owning the instrument, and […]

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Cello Rental or Purchase

Cello Renting vs. Buying: Which is Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning to play the cello, or have a child that’s an aspiring cellist, you may be asking yourself whether it makes more sense to buy or rent the instrument. Often times, parents choose to rent an instrument because they know their daughter or son may not be as dedicated to learning […]

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