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Hello, I’m new cellist in this forum!
I would love to discuss about learning the cello!
English is not my first language, but I’ll try to do my best.
It’s a little bit difficult to say how long I have played cello. My daughter started 5 years ago and that was when I first time touched cello. Of course her cello was too small for me, but I practiced with it anyway.
I got my own (right size) cello 1 year ago. Well, actually it’s not my own, I rented it from our local musicschool. I went to a couple of lessons and practiced on my own. In January this year I decided I need regular lessons if I really want to learn something, so I made a deal about weekly lessons with my teacher. I also started 100daysofpractice challenge.
Then corona came and ruined it all... Well, not all but I haven’t had lessons after that, so I’m again in that situation I need to figure it all out by myself. Luckily I got good advices before that.
I’m practicing La Cinquantaine from suzuki book 3 now. I love that piece! It’s simple enough but sounds great.
My biggest challenge is vibrato. It works quite well with all fingers in 1st position, but in 2nd, 3rd and 4th position I can do it only with some fingers. I really miss my teacher, because I know I need his help to solve this.
Youtube is my best friend, I have found so many helpfull videos there! I love Cellopedia, he has helped me with Dotzauer etydes. And Rachell Xu is my idol with suzuki-pieces.