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Musical Education now and in the future, for me.

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.



7 comments on “Musical Education now and in the future, for me.”

bazdixon Says:
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.

Mandogryl Says:
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.

Mandogryl Says:
Friday, March 2, 2012 @5:16:41 AM

Forgot to mention that the bridge was made by
Tim Van Busen in Pennsylvania.

bazdixon Says:
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!

Mandogryl Says:
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.

Mandogryl Says:
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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