Reviews

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

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

8 Best Cello Endpin Stoppers and Rock Stops

2017-04-28T02:29:57+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |

Endpin stops, also known as rock stops, are one of the main accessories cellists need. Since cellos are not anchored on a shoulder like a violin or viola, they need to be supported by the floor via the endpin. In order to prevent this endpin from slipping, you need to either have a very sharp endpin, preferably made from silicone-carbide, or a great endpin stop. To make sure you get the right cello endpin stop read our list of the best cello endpin stoppers and best cello rock stops below. Imagine not have a great endpin stop and

10 Best Cello Bows Review

2017-07-11T14:02:56+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |

Buying the best cello bow is just as important as buying the right cello. The right cello bow can make a mediocre cello sound like a Stradivarius. Okay, we may be exaggerating a bit, but buying the best cello bow is a critical component of the cello buying experience. Before making your decision from the cello bows below, we highly recommend reading our guide on how to buy a cello bow. Types of Cello Bows There are three main types of cello bows. Most beginner cello outfits come with a fiberglass bow which is sturdy

Lalo Cello Concerto Review

2017-04-28T02:30:11+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Music Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |

[youtube id="7TnzouRZjRo" width="900" height="500" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/youtube] Lalo may be not the most recognizable composer, but the Lalo cello concerto is a remarkable piece that should be in the repertoire of every cellist. When it was first performed, the Lalo cello concerto had such a great reception that it was played again the very next week. IMSLP Entry: http://imslp.org/wiki/Cello_Concerto_(Lalo,_%C3%89douard)   History and Structure Édouard Lalo composed his Cello Concerto in D minor in 1876. He wrote it in collaboration with the Belgian cellist Adolphe Fischer. The premiere of the piece happened

Yamaha SVC-110 SK Electric Cello Review

2017-04-28T02:30:11+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

The Yamaha SVC-110 SK silent electric cello is a great electric cello option if you don’t want to wake your family or neighbors up while practicing the cello. While perfect for the home, the Yamaha SVC-110 is also a great concert instrument since it was developed by the makers of world-class instruments, Yamaha. We highly recommend the Yamaha SVC-110 electric cello for anyone who wants a high-quality electric cello. The Yamaha electric cello is a great investment and is lightweight enough to carry with you everywhere.   See Yamaha SVC-110 White on Amazon

Bach Cello Suites

2017-06-06T05:14:24+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Music Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

“Monophonic music wherein a man has created a dance of God." That is how Wilfrid Mellers described them. Bach’s cello suites are six cello suites numbered BWV (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis) 1007 to 1012. The cello suites are some of the most recognizable as well as frequently performed pieces for solo cello. IMSLP Entry: http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Cello_Suites,_BWV_1007-1012_(Bach,_Johann_Sebastian) History The history of Bach’s cello suites is somewhat of a mystery, actually. Nobody knows either if they were composed before the solo violin sonatas or the order in which they were created. Trying to establish the