Tag Archives: Happy Farmer

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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Balancing Brandenburg and Happy Farmer, or How I Got Into This Mess

And what a strange, crazy trip it’s been! A cello friend asked how it was possible for me to be working on both Bburg (aka The First Movement of Brandenburg Concerto #5) and Happy Farmer (Suzuki 1). I realize that … Continue reading

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Lesson Day: The Case of the Vanishing Slurs

If today’s lesson was the sidewalk, slurs would be the curb I miss stepping off only to land awkwardly on my heel, teeth rattling against each other as I try to regain my balance and my footing. Apparently, I’ve been … Continue reading

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