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Having A Hard Time Learning My Songs
I have a problem learning my songs. It is like rubbing my head and patting my stomach at the same time.
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cid
November 7, 2019 - 2:01 pm
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When I am learning a new lesson song, or any song, I have a hard time. While I am trying to learn the notes and the fingering, I am also trying to remember the up bows and down bows. I am having a really hard time doing all of this at one time,

Is there some sort of system? I am thinking that if I learn the notes and fingering and nix the up bows and down bows, and fix the bowing after I learn the notes and fingering that if will make it hard to correct the bowing. But, when I am trying to learn the notes and fingering snd worrying about an up bow ir down bow, I am always starting over and even the fingering is lost. I am a very systematic learner and the hodgepodge of it all at once seems to be defeating.

I do break the sing down into sections, but I can’t even get the sections because the up bowing and down bowing gets in the way of paying attention to notes, fingering and intonation. I go over and over and over.

Any suggestions?

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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November 8, 2019 - 11:48 am
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Actually made progress with the Rachmaninoff last night. 😀 I found a lovely video of it and listed to it a number of times. I was able to get the rhythm down and that helped immensely. It is so lovely. Vocalise for Cello. 

I also played it with my electric cello, purchased through The Fiddlershop. For some reason, that song was easier to play on the electric. That was a good thing because I had to use the electric cello last night. I think it is the strings that are on the electric cello. This song has so much moving around on the fingerboard. The fingers just seemed more comfortable doing that on those strings. 

I am hoping that when I play my acoustic in a little while, that it will carry over. I think it will because, I am much more comfortable with the fingering pattern and bowing now.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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