Posted by Mandogryl on Friday, February 17, 2012
I sent in my Maine Fiddle Camp registration yesterday. Usually I take violin classes, but this year I will be studying the cello.
Since I am taking Suzuki cello lessons (book 2) I am also playing classical on that instrument. Recently I came across cellist
Inbal Segev a classical player performing a Celtic set, and I was quite inspired by that, and also by the chops of Natalie Haas
who used to play with Mark O'Connor and now Alasdair Fraser. Also, I have signed up for this year's Contra-Dance workshop
for fiddle and cello in Dexter Maine taught by Greg Boardman. Looks like I will be shopping for a good cello bow soon! Fun!
Otherwise, I am currently building another violin and have begun a folder on my page here of it, and other pics as well. After this instrument
there is the making of a 7/8ths size cello for a woman in Brooklyn, NY.
Friday, March 2, 2012 @1:11:05 AM
Hi Stephanie.. Just looking at your avatar, it's an unusual bridge,I'm in the process of putting a new bridge on one of my fiddles . what is it like compared to the normal style bridge.
Friday, March 2, 2012 @5:12:43 AM
Hi and thanks.
It really has made that instrument much more
responsive and bright. There is an article in this
weeks Strings magazine on alternative bridge
design. I have one in maple, and another in
Sycamore for a softer tone.
Friday, March 2, 2012 @5:16:41 AM
Forgot to mention that the bridge was made by
Tim Van Busen in Pennsylvania.
Saturday, March 3, 2012 @2:29:50 AM
Thanks for that Stephanie, i might just try one on one of my fiddles, I assume he has a web site!
Saturday, March 3, 2012 @4:53:44 AM
Yes, I will PM you his link later when I get on the computer.
blonde girl Says:
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @7:19:45 PM
You must listen to Jacqueline du Pre' If you are studying cello,she was one of the greatest in the 20th century, Elgar, Dvorak and Schumann were her best pieces.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 @5:10:43 AM
Yrs, I have heard some of her. Yo Yo Ma now
Plays her cello. She actually had a different cello
she preferred over her Strad.
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