Cello beginner. (maybe) is cello tech. like violin tech?

Cello beginner. (maybe) is cello tech. like violin tech?

    
Cello beginner. (maybe) is cello tech. like violin tech?    19:15 on Monday, March 19, 2007          

Vogarth01
(327 points)
Posted by Vogarth01

I have played Violin for three years and have become sick of it. I have been playing piano for 3 years and still am. I am absolutely obsessed with the cello and want to start learning! is the technique much like Violin?


Re: Cello beginner. (maybe) is cello tech. like violin tech?    00:38 on Tuesday, March 20, 2007          

syphonmaster
(4 points)
Posted by syphonmaster

Well there are similarities of that with the cello and the violin. I am a Freshman performance major and will tell you right now that cello is not easy nor is the violin. Each has their own ways of doing different things. It kind of depends on which "tech" you are requesting. When we play a stringed instrument we must practice what is muscle memory. This is for when you are shifting or beginning. We practice for countless hours to develop these skills and hone them. So if you are asking if shifting on the violin is the same as the cello, it kind of is. The only exception is you use your weight of your arm to shift as opposed to moving your arm. The bow hold is different for cello players. If you are really obsessed with the cello you do need to realize that it takes a lot of practice, countless hours a day practicing, and regular lessons to get to a point where you can be truly satisfied with your playing. I hope this helps


Re: Cello beginner. (maybe) is cello tech. like violin tech?    16:26 on Wednesday, March 21, 2007          

Vogarth01
(327 points)
Posted by Vogarth01

yes it does. thanks much.


Re: Cello beginner. (maybe) is cello tech. like violin tech?    10:52 on Tuesday, April 03, 2007          

elopaz
(1 point)
Posted by elopaz

hey, glad 2 know there's other people obsessed with cello, lol!...look, I played the violin for 6 years and also got sick of it...and I play the cello for 2 years now !!! the tech is diferent, but if u've already played a string instrument, learning 2 play cello isn't gonna be hard 4 u... I say go 4 it!!! cello is the best instrument and sound in the world!! good luck!


   

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