Monday, October 15, 2007
A Christmas gig
I'm glad to have something to work towards these next two months. Besides being a good musical alternative from the daily practice routines, it also gives me a chance to play more with others.
The Larsen A string I put on the other day seemed to help smooth out the sound on the upper end.
I read an interesting discussion about wolves on Cello Chat - from back in July. I've tried to follow these threads as they pop up from time to time, but I'd missed this one. Several posters described their wolves as I've come to know mine - often a booming sound that seems to move around from note to note and even from string to string for no apparent reason (I'm almost convinced that this is due to changes in temperature and humidity). They talked about having to make frequent adjustments to their Bice wolf eliminators to combat it. I had started to think that my cello was flawed, or that I was using the wrong strings, or that I was just unable to understand or adequately explain what was going on to my teacher and the luthier. Just knowing that my experiences with my wolf aren't unique has helped me accept it and begin to think about how to
I want to thank everyone who offered such thoughtful and informative comments to my recent posts. What a support group we've become! From novices to professionals, from beginner students to expert teachers; regardless of experience or abilities, we all share a passion for our cellos - one that drives us and challenges us and at times frustrates us, but one that sometimes transports us. Sharing that passion through our blogs and comments is bringing us together in new and interesting ways. Again, thanks.
Also, there is one definitive cure for a wolf, but it involves an acetylene torch and a few months of regret....
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