Friday, February 16, 2007
Many more cello blogs
A few are relatively new, but some have been around for quite a while. I don't understand why these didn't pop up on several previous searches.
Some observations about the cello-blogging community:
- A lot of the blogs are fully cello-centered, like mine, or at least musically oriented.
- Many of these cello-centered bloggers are relatively late starters, like me.
- Many are by high school or college students.
- Some of the blogs are by teachers.
- A few of the blogs are by touring professionals.
- Quite a few of these blogs aren't about cellos at all, and seldom mention them. But once I confirmed they were written by cellists, I added them to the list.
Essentially there are no common threads other than the fact that all of us in this list are bloggers who play (or try to play) the cello. It is quite an interesting community.
Emily's blog is so well written isn't it? She's got quite a way with words.
I've found quite a few blogs that don't really focus on cello (if at all) that have ensnared me, and I look forward to each update - much like a soap opera fan. :)
I finally gave in and registered, though. I figured if the blog was worth reading, and worth commenting on, I may as well take that extra step. I don't imagine I'll get too much junk mail from the violin website at least ...
Unfortunately Google Reader doesn't ordinarily include comments, unless the blog is specifically setup that way. And Blogger doesn't offer that option. So, I frequently do check in on my favorite sites to follow the comments.
What about blogs in other language than English, German, and Dutch(as far as I've noticed)? French, Italian, Mongolian, Malagasy, alienish................
I've found all of these through Google searches using words such as cello or cellist, etc. (hmm, I haven't searched for violoncello yet...) So, these are the only ones, so far, that have these key words. I have found one in spanish. But usually, I try to read through the blogs enough to be sure they are written by cellists (rather than someone just mentioning a cello recital they attended, or something like that).
I wouldn't be surprised that there are many other cellists blogging in other languages, I just haven't run across them yet. Have you?
I picked up cello in the Chinese Orchestra (the cello replaced a different Chinese instrument that is too fragile/expensive).
Although my blog doesn't really revolve around the cello, thanks for linking me. It's nice to meet people who share an interest in this wonderful instrument.
the cello repalce it mostly because there are now few technicians that are able to make such instrument. I was informed that the cello's sond quality really resembles to that very instrument, and the cello has a wider range and some other advantages.
I just come up with an idea. Why not recruit some volunteers who speaks other langues to help searching. Just an idle idea.
Good idea. You appear to know more than one language. Would you be interested in doing this search?
Send me a note to my CelloHeaven mailbox if you want to talk about this.
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