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Mid-life Crisis becomes Mid-life Cello;

Subtitled “If I knew then what I know now I never would have done it and I’d have missed out on so much.”

Ten years later, still working on that six month plan to sound just like YoYo. It might take longer than I thought.

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Finger Choreography

I am playing Ravel’s “Pavane” in orchestra.  It’s slow and  lovely and not terribly difficult.  I’m doing well until I get to the part where we’re playing pizzicato: Strumming slowly and vibrating the top note.  It’s all working fine until I get to the last chord.  There’s an F sharp and I stop.  I’ve been …

Be Brave

Are you a beginner cellist? Or just feeling like a beginner since you played 10 (or 20, or 30) years ago and took off some time to have a life?  You aren’t alone.  There are many cellists who start at 30, 40, 50 (me!), or later and find enormous pleasure in the pursuit of this …