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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 Reviews 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 just

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,

Best Cello Brands for Beginners 2018

Beginner cello players need an instrument that is both ready-to-play out-of-the-box and is cost-effective since they may not continue playing for long. Our comprehensive list of the best beginner cello brands below has been evaluated by our staff to ensure that they are both beginner- and budget-friendly. Each of the cello outfits below comes with a minimum of a student beginner cello, a bow, a case, and strings. As with all cellos, components can be upgraded, but these basic outfits will be enough to get the beginner up and playing within minutes. We'll only talk about the best cello

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

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

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

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