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My Cecilio CVA-500 got delivered today
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Leaviathan
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August 16, 2019 - 4:36 pm
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Overall it has a decent look, no scratches or dings, sounds a little dry maybe, or maybe I'm just horrible 🙂 But I got an Everest shoulder rest along with it. I'm looking forward to all the hours of frustration in the early months of learning!

I do feel Cello is still my calling but I wanted to try the Viola so I finally got one! Don't expect any videos until I climb out of the horrible stage, but I won't be giving up!

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You will love it.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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The hardest thing for me to grasp is vibrato

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Leaviathan said
The hardest thing for me to grasp is vibrato

So this deserves its own topic...

Vibrato takes years to master...  YEARS... not days.  Also, you can go in phases of losing your vibrato a little... It is something that takes constant practice.

It is ALL about relaxing.. relax the entire arm, wrist, hand, fingers....  Any tension can make vibrato sound bad.

- Pete -

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Thanks, I'll take any advice I can get 🙂 I just checked out Violaman.com, there's some good beginners videos by Fiddlerman. i'll be focusing on consistent bowing and good sounding notes before trying to tackle vibrato, but vibrato has just been one of those things for me.

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I am just beginning vibrato on my cello. I do believe that with the difference in the positioning of the cello and viola with everything, I doubt it will carry over. Maybe when I start it with my violin, it will carry over to my viola. I have not gotten very far with it on my cello. Like pchoppin said, a slow learn. 

Let us know how you like your viola when you get going on it.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Congrats on your new viola! I second Pete on this, it takes a long time to get a good vibrato. Well, even a decent vibrato can take time. 

'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.

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