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10 Great Gifts for Cellists 2020

2020-01-06T01:57:24+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Categories: General Cello|Tags: , , |

Need a gift for a favorite cello player? Finding the right cello gifts for them can be tough, but don't fear! Below are the hottest gifts for cello players that your favorite cellist will absolutely love. Feel free to list your favorite cello gifts in the comments! 1. New Strings The rising cost of cello strings over the last decade has made many cellists unwilling or unable to replace their strings on a regular basis. Cellists are supposed to change their cello strings at least once a year, so they'll be very grateful

How to Get Rid of Cello Wolfs

2018-12-15T19:24:02+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Categories: Product Reviews|Tags: , , |

It is often frustrating when you do not produce the sound that you intended to produce while playing your cello. You know you have the skills and talent. And you are pressing the right strings of your cello. What then could possibly be wrong? The problem could be your cello. When the note you are trying to play sounds different from the other notes you play, your cello may be suffering from wolf tones. This could be a burden to some, especially those who are still new to playing the cello. However, don’t you fret because

Best Colleges for Cello Performance 2020

2020-01-06T01:57:50+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Categories: General Cello|Tags: , , , |

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

Best Cello Dampits and Humidifiers

2018-01-28T22:06:35+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , |

Time and again, musicians have to travel from one place to another. Whether asked to perform or a member of a touring band, musicians -- cellists in particular -- need to carry with them their musical instruments wherever they go. If you are a traveling cellist, you should be aware that the humidity of the environment where you are in may affect your cello. For instance, cracks may form on your cellos when are regularly exposed to dry environments or a winter weather. These breaks not only reduce the tone of your cello, but it

How to Use a Cello Dampit

2017-11-08T14:02:56+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |

Are you a regular traveling musician or keep your cello in a dry place? If so, you'll want to invest in a dampit. Harsh winter weather and dry environments can cause severe damage to your cello in the form of cracks. A single crack on your fine cello not only reduces the sound quality but is also detrimental to your equipment. You never want to open your case and see a crack running down your instrument. One proven way of preventing damage to your instrument is to use a cello dampit. You can read more about

How to Get Free Sheet Music for Cello

2017-10-07T20:36:24+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Cello Music, General Cello|Tags: , , |

With the rise of the Internet, accessing and finding free cello sheet music has become easier than ever. There are a lot of places online to find free sheet music for cello. While there are many ways to obtain cello music illegally, the resources we list here are only legal ways of getting free sheet music. Remember, music is copyrighted and if you obtain sheet music through illegal means, you are breaking the law. You can find a lot of different music through these resources, so feel free to explore them all!   8notes.com 8notes.com’s key

How to Get Musical Instrument Insurance for Your Cello

2017-08-20T01:58:39+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Categories: Buying Cello, General Cello|Tags: , |

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

6 Best Cello Mutes

2017-08-06T04:07:51+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |

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

What is Cello Rosin?

2017-12-28T15:59:18+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |

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

How to Prepare Your Cello for Summer

2017-06-30T06:22:30+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: General Cello|Tags: , , , |

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