I Play the Cello

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 159 People

    Slimmed Down

    both of my parents are professional musicians, so as a child i had a lot of exposure, and between 4th and 6th grade i was proficient (at varying degrees) at all the instruments (except reeds..never could get those). by 8th grade, however, i slimmed down to just cello and...
    GypsySweetheart GypsySweetheart
    22-25, F
    Jul 20, 2007

    I've not even played cello

    for a year, but I'm first chair in my middle school chamber class, but it probably comes from playing violin since forever, but I always want to be better than I am, I guess that's a good thing though.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 7

    Just Started...

    I have played the violin for multiple years, but the sound is too high and pink. I decided to start cello, and currently I am teaching myself (with the help of youtube), playing on a friend's cello, and about the level of 1/2 way through suzuki book 1 (the violin one, played a...
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    May 12, 2011

    Oh No I Need a New Teacher

    I have been offered a posistion  in  bermuda so  now i  need  to  source  a cello  teacher as i  refuse  to give  up  for a year possibly more  until  i  come back. Just wondering if anyone out there knows...
    frogeyes frogeyes
    Sep 3, 2009

    Its Apart of Me

    As an eighth grader, i needed to get into something, simply because i though i was gonna be a failure in high school with nothing to take up my free time. Ive been playing the cello now for about 7 years. This instrument just grew with me and it crept into my heart slowly. As i...
    LadyLennon LadyLennon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2009

    Go Cello!

    I've been playing for about 5.5 years, and still like it well enough. I've had 4, probably soon to be 5, different teachers over this time and have picked up a lot of conflicting techniques (high endpin vs. low endpin, close bow hold vs. spread out bow hold, spiritual/emotional...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 1, 2010

    Well used to but one thing i wish I had learned

    to play is on my own from les mis that song is heavy on the cello
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    Feb 1

    Playing Left Handed

    I have been a musician for years, primarily the double bass.  I play guitar and mandolin also.  My back ground is in traditional Bluegrass and country music…..folk, jazz and classical (church service music)I play left handed.  All my instruments are right handed.  I’ve...
    recyc recyc
    Oct 12, 2011

    My Adoration.

    I'm on the edge of 15 right now, in fact I turn 16 in a little less than 3 days. I've been playing cello for 3 years. I was 13 when I played my first cello and I cannot comprehend how I've gone so long without ever playing it. I think I would've had a much happier existence if I...
    seawithinasea seawithinasea
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2011

    I love playing the cello Iv been playing the

    cello for 4 years now and since I'm going to high school next year it will be 4 more 😊 I'm glad I made the decision to play the cello and that I stuck to playing it I hope one say I will get to be in a professional orchestra that plays for movies or video games 😌🎶
    xxrep99xx xxrep99xx
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2014


    I've played the cello since I was 8, all the way through school. I loved playing it but I get incredibly nervous performing which meant I sucked at exams so stopped doing them as it took the fun out of it. I stopped lessons in my last year of school but still played in my...
    Jypzyrose Jypzyrose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2007

    A Beginning Cellist

    Hello, I have been playing cello for 1.5 years and advancing at a pretty fast pace. I'm currently a senior in high school and unsure if I want to major in this instrument in college. Any advice?
    Cello2013 Cello2013
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

    The Beatles

    It was the acoustic/strings only version of "Eleanor Rigby" that I heard at age 21 that made me fall in love with the cello. It still makes my spine tingle for some reason. There's also a few others. One of them is Craig Armstrong's "Laura's Theme." I can't...
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    2 Responses Jul 18, 2007
    16-17, F
    Jan 7, 2014

    Comfort For A Lonely Little Girl- I know

    that age 8 is kind of late to begin, but I had been playing Violin since age 5 and Flute since age 3, so it was hardly my 1st time playing an instrument. Flute was my passion. Violin I loathed so much that I ran off close to 10 teachers while I was learning. Cello fell somewhere...
    PaleEyedColored PaleEyedColored
    18-21, F
    Dec 28, 2013

    I have been playing for 5 months i love my

    cello !!! Ive found the instrument that i connect with. I joined my 9th grade orchestra and i can play the hardest pieces now bc i like to practice and i love how it sounds... <3 <3
    Hannah136 Hannah136
    18-21, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    Cello Has Taken Over My Life and I Love It

    I have been playing cello for the past 2 years  and love  it. I can't imagine  life  without it   i  also  play  flute  and i  love  the fact  that the  cello  feels as though it  is a  part ...
    frogeyes frogeyes
    Aug 24, 2009

    I cry after almost every lesson I have

    because I just want to be good and as a perfectionist I usually want to b be amazing right away and often forget that I'm only 15 and have limited abilities at the this point in time....
    VirginSuicides VirginSuicides
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    Okay, im currently doing three octave scales

    for an audition, and i cant help but wonder, does the fourth finger HAVE to land on the highest octave of the scale? Because i have alot more confidence, say after i play the harmonic A, i go right to first finger B to second finger C... Will the judges allow or take away from...
    Wehtt4m Wehtt4m
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    Cello Rhymes With Jello

    The fact that it rhymes with Jello sort of sums up how it sounds: rich, wavery yet strong, mellow, gorgeous, delicious. Actually, to be truthful, I don't really play the cello that well. I technically play the viola and oboe, but my sister plays cello, so whenever she isn't...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2008

    Fantastically Cellorific!

    Playing since 1989 and it is my true passion! Cellists rock! For more "rock" like cellists, check out Rasputina, Murder By Death, Apocolyptica, Von Cello...and even Damien Rice has an awesome cellist he works with.
    mandervee mandervee
    31-35, F
    May 30, 2011

    I studied the cello when I was younger

    and played with two orchestras and one string quartet. Even though I have tiny hands, I managed to play many pieces I enjoy listening to, mainly the suites for cello solo by Bach. Now, my 12-year-old son studies the cello with my former teacher, and that's sheer bliss!
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    Feb 12

    All Thanks To Mom

    I am Kat, a cellist. I first remember finding my love when I was in 5th grade. With my classmates wondering the halls of a high school looking at all the wonderful interments around me. I look to my right and see the woodwinds I investigate the table I try to make some nose...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 5, 2012

    Trying To Get Back

    I started playing my cello when I was 10 years old-I am now 30, wow 20 years goes fast! I played through middle school, high school and college. It's been about 7 years since I have been a part of a group.  I now have the opportunity to join an orchestra again, however I...
    AllyW79 AllyW79
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2010

    He Looks Like Ernest Hemingway Or Santa Claus

    That is what a lot of people said about my first cello teacher, "W". He taught me every Thursday afternoon for a half hour for a year and a half. I think almost two. I had so much fun! We would always laugh about something (same whenever I got to my doctor). He took my...
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    Jul 19, 2007
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