Will my mute harm my cello and its sound?

Q: I heard that cello’s body imprints the vibrations from the sounds played on it and this is why good intonation is important for the instrument in the long run. What if I’m harming my cello by muting its frequency spectrum most of the time? A: Playing with mute...

Any tips on silent practising? 🎻

Q: Hello, do you have any tips on how to practise more silently? A: There are some things you can try: cello mutes egg crate foam on the walls electric cello (but it’s an expensive choice) rosinless bow (maybe it sounds terrible yo you, but it’s more affordable to...

I can compose cello music for you ☀️

Do you need some instrumental cello music for your projects? I can compose a piece for you. I specialize in making emotive short cello pieces. You can listen to some in these playlist: My own cello music and Copyright-free cello music or you can go to my SoundCloud page...

Do small chips and scratches affect sound of the cello?

Q: I accidentally dropped my bow on the cello and it made a small chip on the body (in the size of a grain rice). Will it affect the sound? A: Don’t be afraid. This can happen from time to time and these small chips or scratches does not...

How hard can I pluck a cello string?

Q: I know it probably sounds dumb, but I am new to the cello and I am not sure how hard I can pluck a string. I am a little scared that it will snap off of the bridge or hurt my fingers or something. A: You don’t have...

The first Soundtrack Quiz!

Hello everybody! Have you seen my newest video on YouTube? It is a film music quiz. You can try it to see, how well you know the movie soundtrack themes....

What should I check when buying a cello?

“Do you have some advice on things to look for when trying out the cellos that are available?” Here is the list of things that I highly recommend to do or check: 1. If you have a teacher or a friend who is more experienced, take them with you...

My fingers turn dark after playing the cello, what does it mean?

„I’m new to cello, so maybe it is a silly question, but is it normal to have slightly dark fingers after playing?” Don’t be afraid, it is normal. Most strings, especially new ones, can turn your fingers grey as the metal winding rubs off while you’re playing. It will...