Category: Cello Basics

How important is choice of a cello rosin?

„I started playing a half year ago, so I am still new to cello. When I bought my cello, it came with the cheapest rosin. Should I upgrade it and get an expensive one?” Honestly, the cost of rosin isn’t necessarily the crucial factor. Cheaper rosins may sound better than...

Tips on how to practice cello? (And not only cello)

“I want to become much better at the cello. Do you have some tips or tricks how to learn better?” There are two main things: how often you practice and how you practice.  Daily practicing is the “must have” routine here. The more time you can spend on it,...

How do I improve my playing?

“I am a self-taught musician (playing drums, guitar and piano) and I‘ve been at it for five years now. For a while I thought I was doing ok and I was constantly trying to learn more, but last year I started to felt like I hadn’t been improving anymore....

Is one hour of practice a week enough to learn cello?

Do you want to learn cello, but you have only limited time you can spend on it? One hour a week is really very very little. But you can try this trick: If you want to learn playing the cello (or any other instrument), the consistency is essential. Do...

When is it too late to start playing cello?

Are you an adult, who wants to play the cello? But are you also afraid, whether it’s not too late for you? In music “too late” or “too old” doesn’t exist, which is one of the best things about learning any instrument. Just start now, be committed, be patient...

Is it 100% true you can’t learn cello without a teacher?

“Do I really need a teacher to learn cello? Couldn’t I teach myself with YouTube or some else platform?” Well, it all depends on what you want to get out of it. If you want it just for personal enjoyment, you can try to teach yourself. If you actually...