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change in my Cello Lessons
Wouldn't you know it, after I change the cello lessons schedule, it all changes.
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October 2, 2019 - 1:49 pm
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Well, a little while ago, late August or early September, I switched to hour long cello lessons, but was alternating with every other week being an hour long violin lesson. Worked well for a very short period of time. My cello was not very difficult at that time, so it was working nicely. How quickly things change, and I don't handle change well.

Now my cello has lessons have advanced in difficulty, as noted in a couple recent posts, and I have switched back to cello every week for an hour. I need the lessons every week, now. Who knew there would be tenor clef? Never heard of it. Plus, we are moving up the fingerboard (actually quite neat), further up the fingerboard to thumb position (again neat). I just had no idea about any of this, so I need the weekly lessons.

I am going to continue with my violin with what I was learning and the same system my instructor was using, and do it on my own. If I get to a point with my cello that I can go back to every other week again, I will again add my violin. I might do the fiddle music on my violin, using FiddleDeeDee. I have to get my fiddle books spiral bound, though, so that I can actually use them. I can't even make PDF's so I can put them into forScore so I can use my large pad with the binding they have.

So, my cello is taking priority now. I called the music shop last Wednesday and let them know. I bet my instructor was pleased. His main instrument is cello. He played his cello with me playing my violin. That was actually a nice way to do it, though. It was more helpful than the violin being played while I played my violin.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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October 2, 2019 - 2:11 pm
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Sometimes you just have to concentrate on one for a while.  And nice badge by the way!  Shiney.  Now you really can send to principals office. gold_star

I had to put aside some things to concentrate just on violin.  Hoping it pays off.

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October 2, 2019 - 2:36 pm
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Thanks, Greg.

I am sure the every week cello lessons will pay off. I love cello. That is my number one, followed by viola and then violin, but viola and violin are very close together in my list. But, my cello is getting more advanced and after the boost from replies to a couple other posts, I actually have cut through part of the issues I was having.

But, viola and violin are more portable. I would have no problem taking my cello out in my front porch, under my front yard tree (with a stiff mat for the pin) or onto my deck if I could play better. Maybe by Spring. 

I have to get those books to Staples to get “Spiralized” (I have a veggie Spiralizer). 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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October 2, 2019 - 2:48 pm
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Might I suggest a nice comb binder edition.  tongue

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October 2, 2019 - 2:57 pm
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@GregW You can suggest it, but not a fan of the comb binders. You can’t lay the books completely flat or fold the opposite you are looking at behind the rest, plus, pages tend to slip out.

I paid extra for a Pfaff Embroidery/Sewing Machine Creative Sensations Techniques book because the quilt shop owner and Pfaff dealer said she would get them spiral bound. It was not a spiral binding, it was comb. Did not allow the book to take up less room on the table next to the machines because they could not be folded completely back. 

I actually had rhe comb removed and a spiral put on a few years later. The holes were not what would have been made for spiralizing, but it was still better. 

I know with the comb, you can sneak pages in, if the little rectangle holes are on the page to be inserted, but I see no need. My objective won’t be met with it.

Just a preference. 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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