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Here are two tunes with me playing cello + singing. One is alternative rock from my childhood ("A Globe of Frogs" by Robyn Hitchcock), the other is traditional Americana ("Crawdad Hole") -- what do you think? I'm playing "Globe of Frogs" real slow so I can play the notes precisely (though I still miss some), "Crawdad Hole" a bit faster because I know it better...
Thanks! I was happy to find I can sing while playing -- I often try to sing when I'm playing violin but I have trouble with keeping the neck straight... Still haven't figured out how to play violin on my chest instead of my shoulder (Stroh fiddle is too heavy for that position). Right now I'm pretty much playing the same melody that I'm singing, I'd like to work out how to do some rhythm chopping.
Get a vso off of ebay for 35 dollars. Be like lifting weights, start light to get used to it and work the heavier instrument in at the end of your practice session. My uncle plays hillbilly in front of him and classical on his shoulder like a proper gentlemen that is classically trained. I don't know if him being so skinny has anything to do with it but he is super flexible.