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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

1606, 2017

Best Colleges for Cello Performance 2017

College application season is ramping up quickly and we here at Cello Central want to make sure that you know which colleges are the best for cello performance. Choosing the right cello college is an important step that can shape your career forever, so we've compiled a list of the top 10 best colleges for cello performance to you should apply to.   Applying to Music School Before we get to the list, we wanted to first provide an overview of what you should expect when applying to music school for cello performance. There are two main parts to

1306, 2017

Why do you need 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. 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 when drawing the

606, 2017

10 Famous Cellists Throughout History

If you have ever wondered who the most famous cello players in history are, we have compiled a list of the top ten famous cellists below. They are the most prominent cellists, dead or alive, both from abroad and within America. The people on this list may be from different countries, modern, or classical, but they all have in common the fact that they are famous cello players of great talent, the best professional cello players in the world.   1. Pablo Casals Pablo Casals was the name taken for his professional career by Paul Casals i Defilló, a Spanish