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Words, New Cellos and Life

You’ll have to forgive me for the lack of real posts lately (well, nobody’s twisting your arm, but it would be nice…) Between starting a new job, a big push to get some major novel revisions complete and the ongoing … Continue reading

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Why I call him Rana…

Anyone remember this cartoon? (Sorry, YouTube won’t let me embed this one) When I heard this cello for the first time, I flashed immediately to this cartoon, feeling a little bit like the puzzled dude who watches the frog leap … Continue reading

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Cello Trial #1: The Unknown German

Quick update: We went back to Hammond Ashley this afternoon to try my top three again and decide on one to take home. As fate would have it, both of the Zubers were gone (one sold, one on trial) and … Continue reading

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Growing into your instrument

While I was trying cellos at Hammond Ashley, there was a cellist in the next booth over ripping one of the Bach Suites in HALF. He or she was pretty awesome: a couple of times I stopped what I was … Continue reading

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Cello Trials Round Two

A couple of Saturdays ago, I was futzing around before practicing and happened to be online (cough, cough, procrastinating) er… looking at cellos. I stumbled on Hammond Ashley’s storewide sale, and since I figured I could just as easily spend … Continue reading

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Cello Shopping: Round One

I test drove three cellos at Olsen Violins over the weekend, which turns out to be one of the most delightful strings stores in the area. I’ve been in and out of a few on the endless CC saga and … Continue reading

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