General Cello

10 Great Gifts for Cellists 2018

2018-10-12T14:55:35+00:00 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

10 Great Christmas Gifts for Cellists 2018

2018-10-12T14:49:26+00:00 Categories: General Cello|Tags: , , |

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

The Most Common Repairs For Your Cello

2018-08-15T22:29:31+00:00 Categories: General Cello|Tags: , , , |

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

Best Tuner Apps for Cello

2018-01-22T22:45:17+00:00 Categories: General Cello|Tags: , , , |

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

How to Get Free Sheet Music for Cello

2017-10-07T20:36:24+00:00 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 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

How to Prepare Your Cello for Summer

2017-06-30T06:22:30+00:00 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

2017 Summer Camps for Cello Players

2017-06-19T00:57:04+00:00 Categories: General Cello|Tags: , |

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

Best Colleges for Cello Performance 2017

2017-06-19T00:47:05+00:00 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

Why do you need cello rosin?

2017-06-13T15:30:58+00:00 Categories: Buying Cello, General Cello|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. 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