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10 Great Gifts for Cellists 2018

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 for this gift and

10 Great Christmas Gifts for Cellists 2018

It's that time of year again. Time to decorate the Christmas tree, put up the stockings, and buy all the Christmas presents. If you have a cellist in the family, finding the right cello gifts for them can be tough, but don't fear! Below are the hottest 2017 Christmas gifts for cello players that your favorite cellist will absolutely love. 1. An Electric Cello Every cellist who has every dreamed of being in a rock band or orchestra will love this. Electric cellos combine the beautiful sounds of cellos with the cool factor of being able to hook

The Most Common Repairs For Your Cello

The cello might seem like a big instrument that is hard to carry around. However, it requires a lot of maintenance and care, just like any of its string siblings. The cello is made out mostly of wood, which makes it extra susceptible to changes in climate, temperature, and humidity. Don’t freak out though! If you’re in this cello playing business for a long time, you’ll soon realize that repairing your cello is an inevitable task. Some repairs are easy and very common, some others, well, your luthier might have to take a look at. So here are the most

8 Best Cello Hard Cases 2018

Cellos are very delicate instruments that can get scratched or broken very easily due to their size. Despite how careful you may be with your cello, it's likely to get injured or broken if you don't protect it well. A soft cello case may protect the cello from some scratches, but protection from anything more severe requires a hard cello case. Below we have evaluated the 8 best cello hard cases so that you can protect your cello with the highest quality hard case. When picking your hard cello case, keep in mind the main way you will be transporting your cello.

Best Tuner Apps for Cello

When practicing at home, aside from the basics – an instrument and some sheet music – a musician will really be able to augment their practice with 3 tools – a tuner, a metronome, and a recorder. If only one of these could be picked, however, it would most likely be the tuner. No matter the skill level or aspirations of the musician, at one point or another most will be playing with others in a band or orchestra, or singing with others in a choir. Using a tuner will help the musician perform better with others simply by raising

Best Cello Dampits and Humidifiers

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 could also pose a

Best Electric Cello Brands & Models 2018

Buying an electric cello is a great life decision. Electric cellos are stylish, "cool," and downright fun to play. Since electric cellos are harder to find at local music shops and usually must be purchased online, we have consolidated a list below of the best electric cellos. Shopping for an electric cello is a very different experience than shopping for a regular cello. Whereas sound quality plays a huge role in buying a regular cello, it is not as important of a factor for electric cellos because all of the sound travels through electric wires and is amplified anyway. Instead of

How to Use a Cello Dampit

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 the dampits and humidifiers

How to Get Free Sheet Music for Cello

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 focus is providing free

Best Cello Brands Review 2018

A cello can be an expensive investment which makes buying the right cello paramount. You need a cello brand that is known for high-quality workmanship that not only shows through in the external beauty of the instrument, but also the sound. Our list is based on quality and affordability and is intended to help you select a high-value cello brand that fits within your budget. Every cello brand on this list may not suit your individual personality. You need to find a cello that sounds right to you and that you know you will play for a long time. In addition to sound,