Can I just strap a fractional cello to my chest and play it like a Violoncello da Spalla?

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.

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Wiki conflating violoncello piccolo with Cello da spalla

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.

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Boccherini's cello concerto no. 7 in G major G. 480 but it's played on a violoncello da spalla by Sergey Malov dressed like a pirate youtube.com/watch?v=NSU6Y…
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TIL the name of the instrument β€œcello” is a shortened form of the original word β€œvioloncello”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
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A combination of cello and violin: The Violoncello da spalla (it is real!!)
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Violoncello da spalla, a smaller cello that is held like a violin. youtu.be/bBIpUz79Rds
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Bach - Cello Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012 - Malov (Violoncello da Spalla) youtube.com/watch?v=wbH3J…
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A shout out to the Violoncello da spalla. Can we up vote so that Twoset learn a prelude to one of Bach's cello suites on this beautiful instrument?
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Bach - Cello Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012 - Malov | Netherlands Bach Society, played on a violoncello de spalla. I want to see Brett and Eddy try to play one of these! youtube.com/watch?v=wbH3J…
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i need an arrow, someone called my cello a violoncello. (help i’m running out of ideas)
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Cello vs EV, Nissan Leaf edition reddit.com/gallery/v32vt7
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Looks like a cello. Maybe violoncello?
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In honor of Bach month, Violoncello da spalla. This instrument makes more sense for the Bach's 6th Cello Suite as it has FIVE strings youtube.com/watch?feature…
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TIL that the Violoncello (or Cello) literally translates to "Small Big Viola" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
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I wrote my first cello voice and I'd love some feedback on it. I found it interesting to balance the amount of independent melody vs. long, basic background notes. How do you like it? youtube.com/watch?v=J3dVd…
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Violoncello da spalla ("shoulder cello") played by Sigiswald Kuijken - prelude to Bach's 1st cello suite youtube.com/watch?v=VFZ0H…
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Composers with strings experience! I'd love some feedback on my first ever cello voice. It was interesting to me how I could balance independent melody lines vs. long, basic background notes. Anything you would've done differently? Feedback highly appreciated. youtube.com/watch?v=J3dVd…
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single best Romantic-era cello sonata you've never heard - Julius RΓΆntgen (1855-1932), Sonate for piano and violoncello, Op. 41 (1901) - he was a friend of Grieg! youtube.com/watch?v=_GnCe…
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Brahms: Sonata in E minor for cello and piano, op. 38. du PrΓ©, Barenboim. "A violoncello sonata which, as far as both instruments are concerned, is certainly not difficult to play." An homage to Bach with themes from The Art of Fugue. youtube.com/watch?v=9XiYr…
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Cello sounding violin?

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?

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3 Mosaic Cellos vs 1 Select hanger. I think the Mosaic won. reddit.com/gallery/saglzp
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"Average Violin Fan VS Average Cello Enjoyer". Hope you guys enjoy my take on this meme. Happy Holidays! youtu.be/loZXntwO5y4
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An instrument's size defines it as that instrument (tuba vs trumpet, bass vs cello) so when someone sarcastically plays the world's smallest violin they're actually just pretending to play a normal sized instrument which is similar to but smaller than the violin.
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Antique vs LuisandClark Cello for the same price?

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!

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I found this in the Webtoon I’m reading. I’ll just leave this here.
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Upgrade Cello VS Bow?

Hello,

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:

  1. The bow's wire is partially corroded, and there's a slight dip on the stick where I place my thumb (because I used to be a very tense player). There's an uneven distribution of bow hair tension (slacker hair towards the thumb side (vs the side with other fingers)). When I got it rehaired a few years ago, they told me it may be more cost-efficient to get a new bow instead.
  2. My D string buzzes, which I believe is because the groove on the nut is too big for the string.
  3. I feel like it takes too much energy to get my bows going from full stop. I am not sure if this is because of aging strings (a few years old...I should really switch them out!) or because the bowhair's worn out. Rosining the bow more doesn't seem to help.
  4. It's harder to vary dynamics/do different bowing techniques on my cello compared to the $4k ones they had on display at a music store. My cello also doesn't "sing" as much as they do (but I am trying to compensate by improving my intonation/bowing techniques).
  5. My cello's got a lot of little scratches because I was very clumsy as a teenager.

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.

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Reserve vs Cello

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?

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Cello Bow vs Violin Bow

Hi everyone!

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 😊

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Friday night funkin vs. cello
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Recording cello! Lapel vs standing mic

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????

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vibration

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 β€œinaudible” 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.

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Can you hear the difference between 2 cello endpins? Standard steel endpin vs Japanese hollow titanium endpin. v.redd.it/8mlalqi5fcm41
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Cello vs Violin

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 β€žpreferred positionβ€œ (eg 3rd in violin) or do you constantly keep shifting?

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