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509, 2017

Best Cello Stands 2017

Cellos are heavy instruments and having to put them away in their cases every time you are finished playing can become annoying very quickly. You may also want to show off your beautiful cello by displaying for anyone to see. Regardless of why you want one, cello stands are great accessories that make storing your instrument when not in use very simple. No more trying to balance your cello while you try to put a soft case over it or hiding your cello away in a closet somewhere. Cello stands easily hold up your cello so storing your instrument is

1908, 2017

How to Get Musical Instrument Insurance for Your Cello

Buying your first cello is an irresistibly exciting experience. Being one of the most popular brands of the violin family, the cello really is a fun instrument to play. However, losing your wonderful sounding cello due to theft or damage can be detrimental. Not only can it cost thousands of dollars to replace or repair, but you'll lose valuable time practicing. That's where musical instrument insurance comes into play. We'll discuss the ways in which you can get cello insurance so that you are sure that your precious instrument is protected. Insuring your cello is the best move you can take to

608, 2017

6 Best Cello Mutes

A cello mute is a small accessory, usually made of rubber, that attaches to the bridge of a cello and "mutes" the cello by dampening the higher notes. This makes the sound much more mellow than usual. Below we'll discuss the best cello mutes you can buy. Mutes are used throughout many classical pieces and places where mutes are required are usually notated with a "con sordino" or "con sord." for short which means "on mute." When a mute needs to be removed, the music will state "senza sordino" which means "off mute." Cello section with mute Composers through the ages

1407, 2017

What is Cello Rosin?

If you're a new cello player, you may have looked at that funny amber colored stuff that comes in your cello case and wondered what exactly it is. That stuff is cello rosin. What is rosin you might ask? It is the sticky stuff that allows your cello bow to make noise.See Cello Rosin on Amazon By definition, rosin or colophony is a hardened tree sap (resin) fetched from one of the more than 110 different types of pine trees throughout Asia, Europe, New Zealand, and North America. This resin is applied on the cello bow to give it the required grip

2106, 2017

How to Prepare Your Cello for Summer

Summer is nearly upon us so it's time to get your cello ready for summer. In order to make sure your cello stays in perfect playing condition, we have provided a set of tips for you to consider as the temperatures and humidity increase this summer.   Watch the Humidity Unlike in the winter where the risk is low humidity, we have the opposite issue in the summer. With hot summer temperatures also comes high humidity, the kind that can wreck havoc on your precious cello. When humidity interacts with your cello High humidity poses two problems: wood expansion and

1906, 2017

2017 Summer Camps for Cello Players

Are you a young cellist who wants to develop their playing skills through an intense program during the summer? A college student looking to take private and master classes during the summer while on break? Then check out the cello summer camps below.   What Camp Should You Attend? In order to determine which summer camp is best for you, you will need to ask yourself several questions.   What do you want to get out of your summer cello camp experience? Make sure that you know why you want to attend cello camp. Don't just attend because your friends

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