Anything that speaks against the idea outlined in the title? It seems like 1/10 cello would be very close in terms of size and vibrating string length. At first I thought that the bridge's and fingerboard's form might be too different, but when I look at videos and images of people holding and playing a Violoncello da Spalla (for example here and here) and compare that to product images of fractional cellos it seems like the asymmetrical curve of the bridge is similarily shaped.
The bow on the other hand looks very different. Longer than a cello-bow with the curve pointing in the opposite direction and a pointy tip. I guess for this experiment I won't be able to source an affordable appropriate bow and a normal cello bow would need to suffice.
If you look on Wikipedia for Cello_Suites_(Bach)#Suite_No._6_in_D_major,_BWV_1012 it mentions that that the 6th suite may be composed for a five-stringed violoncello piccolo, however this page has been merged with Cello_da_spalla. Regardless of what the 6th suite may have been written for these are definitely not the same instrument. Anyone comfortable with editing Wikipedia care to disambiguate? Or am I just mistaken? (see https://oslmusic.org/bach_posts/the-violoncello-piccolo-is-the-violoncello-da-spalla-is-the-viola-pomposa/)
I recently bought a Violoncello Piccolo partly to make playing the sixth suite easier so I thought it was interesting to come across this when reading Wikipedia. I'd edit it myself but have historically found that it's an uphill battle to contribute to the site for people who don't invest the time to do it regularly.
is there a way to get a cello sounding violin? maybe a dreadnought version of a violin that has a bigger body and the neck is extended? idk i really like the cello sound maybe there is a hybrid version out there. is that even possible?
Hey everyone, as the title says, I'm in between purchasing the Luis and Clark cello versus an antique cello. I don't have an antique one in mind yet, but it's something I've always wanted since I was a teenager (besides playing cello, I also really like the historical aspects of the cello too).
A bit about me: I'm in my mid-30s and used to study cello quite intensely since elementary school. I went on to study music education in college, but after graduation, I decided to pursue a career in technology. I've recently found some spare time between my job & family and would like to re-dedicate that time to playing the cello, tho I will mainly be doing it for my own casual enjoyment. I understand my scenario doesn't require me to have a cello that costs 8-10K USD, but I know it will add to my overall enjoyment.
Will be great to hear what others think, especially if they own a LuisandClark or an antique instrument of the same price range. Thanks!
I'm a casual amateur player, but I plan on trying out for a higher-level community orchestra once the pandemic is over. I've played cello on and off since mid-2000's, and finished RCM 10 in 2013 (played St. Saens Concerto No.1). My ultimate music goals are to be able to play difficult cello pieces with ease, and to join my church's orchestra (which has some professional musician members).
My current cello is worth around $2.5k and has decent projection. My cello teachers said that it sounded good enough for the RCM exams and student honour orchestras.
My current bow is the one that came with the cello, and it's beginning to show a lot of wear and tear.
Because I have just finished my university degree, I have very little disposable income to spend on my instrument. I currently have the following problems:
I am currently planning on getting a new bow, a new set of strings and possibly a new nut. However, I recently read/heard that people tend to upgrade their cellos for ones that cost about $5k (or more) at my level, and I am wondering if I should be saving up to get a new instrument instead.
Any advice on what to do here would be greatly appreciated! I never bought a new cello/bow on my own, so I am at a loss.
Could anyone explain the difference to me between Reserve and Celo? As I understand, they're both two token stable coin systems with the same purpose. They even have overlap in investors (Coinbase being one). I've started a bit of research and I've seen that Nevin has mentioned it in some AMAs, but I've been unsatisfied with my own research in finding a clear difference. Has anyone else had this thought?
Christmas has come and gone, and my parents were disappointed that one of my presents - a new violin bow - hadn't come. Today, a package came addressed to my dad. I picked it up and low and behold, on the outside of the packaging it clearly states that it contains a cello bow.
I feel pretty anxious about the situation - I'm 100% sure I'm not supposed to have seen it, for one, but another being that I'm unsure of the differences between a violin and cello bow, and if I could even feasibly use a cello bow on my violin.
Any info you guys have would be greatly appreciated. Here's to hoping the packaging label got mixed up!
Edit: My dad comes home at around 11pm GMT. I have until them to get all the info I need and sort out what I want to say in the worst case scenario
Edit 2: talked to him about it - I’m not in trouble or anything for being ungrateful, he’s going to sell it on and get me a proper violin bow. Thanks for the help 😊
Hey! I’m buying a microphone for my cello and upgrading some of my recording equipment.
Any tips on whether a small mic that attracted to the cello verses a large mic????
the D above middle c is D4. Also, with the string thing, violin strings produce their tone quality by having a short string with high tension (for the e string) as well as a short string, lower tension, and higher diameter (g string). On cellos, the strings are longer and have a lower tension (c string), and is tuned an octave lower than violin/violas. They also are more resonant because of their larger size, but, *fun fact*, if they were to be scaled down to a violin-ish size, they would be not be as resonant. Because of this, violin is the most resonant of all the string instruments, followed by violoncello, then contrabass, then viola.
Also, higher notes are just easier to pick out rather than lower notes. This is often why violins get the melody.
Do you tune to A=440 or A=441? Or A=415-425 if you like baroque music or A=432-470 for classical orchestras? Funnier fact: Mozart used an ancient tuning fork from the 1780s that emitted a pitch of A=421.6
When you play a low A on your g string, it will vibrate your A string (if both notes are in tune). This is because the “inaudible” higher octaves of A are at the resonant frequency of the A string. Every time you play a pitch, you are playing not only that pitch but every following same pitch an octave and another octave and so forth above, though they are less audible.
I’m a violinist and I started playing cello for myself without an instructor. What are the biggest mistakes you can make when you transition from violin to cello? Is there a „preferred position“ (eg 3rd in violin) or do you constantly keep shifting?