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Choosing the Right Cello Instructor

Choosing the Right Cello Instructor | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

Is your child eager to begin cello lessons? Congratulations! He or she is in for a real treat. Learning any musical instrument can stimulate the brain and boost memory, plus it can provide enhanced time management and organizational skills, coordination, perseverance, mathematical ability, reading comprehension, responsibility and concentration, says Effective Music Teaching.

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Summer Learning and Music

Summer Learning and Music | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

Don’t let your child succumb to summer learning loss, a common affliction of students of all ages that actually causes them to forget some of the knowledge they learned the whole year prior. Keeping your child active during the summer can help keep her on track for the next year. Learning a musical instrument like the cello is a great way to achieve that. Beginner cello lessons can help your kids focus and develop a talent they never knew they had.

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Buying Your First Cello

Buying Your First Cello | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

Learning to play a musical instrument for the first time as a beginner, whether a child or adult, can provide you with a skill that can be enjoyed an entire lifetime. Whether you learn cello, the piano or another instrument, you will obtain a greater appreciation for music and musicians when you choose to learn how to play.

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Where does the cello fit into the orchestra?

Where does the cello fit into the orchestra? | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

When most people think of stringed instruments in an orchestra, the first thing that comes to mind is the violin, but the cello is usually a close second. The cello is a stringed instrument that is usually played with the bow much like the violin, but there are some significant differences.

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Pre-practice Checklist for Cello

Pre-practice Checklist for Cello | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

As you learn how to play the cello, you will find that a lot of your time will be devoted to practicing. This should come as no surprise since it’s a part of learning how to play any instrument, but a lot of people are taken aback at the amount of practice time they need to put in if they want their playing to improve. It’s not just a matter of showing up for your weekly lessons and listening to your cello instructor (although that is important); you should be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes to an hour every day practicing.

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Advantages of Cello Video Lessons

Advantages of Cello Video Lessons | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

The cello is a great instrument for people of all ages to learn how to play. One of the best ways to learn how to play the cello, particularly in this age of multimedia learning and web based training modules is by taking cello lessons online. Learning how to play the cello through cello video lessons can allow you the opportunity to learn the instrument at your own pace and in your own home.

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How Not to Learn an Instrument

How Not to Learn an Instrument | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

Learning how to play a musical instrument can be difficult but also rewarding. For those who accept the challenge of learning how to play, they are rewarded with a lifetime ability to play, listen and enjoy music of various different genres. If you are looking to play, for example, the cello or other instrument, there are ways you should go about beginner cello lessons to learn most effectively.

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Practicing Cello with a Metronome

Practicing Cello with a Metronome | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it
As you learn to play the cello, one thing that will no doubt be drilled into your head will be the importance of practicing with a metronome. A metronome is a device that produces audible ticks to a deliberate rhythm. It is used by musicians to help them keep a steady tempo as they are practicing their instrument, and most music teachers and professional musicians swear by it.
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Cellos Outside the Orchestra

Cellos Outside the Orchestra | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

When most people learn to play the cello, they first learn how to play within an orchestra. There is of course nothing wrong with this; orchestra music is rich and varied, and even a beginner will find a lot they love to play. However, sometimes people would rather play something else. Fortunately for them, the cello is one of the most versatile instruments in a symphony orchestra, and it can be used to play just about any kind of music.

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Properly Holding a Cello

Properly Holding a Cello | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

Learning how to play cello involves learning the skills and techniques needed to master the instrument. This includes, at a minimum, understanding how to hold the cello, learning bowing techniques and understanding how to read music. Mastery of this basic skill sets will allow you to learn how to get better at playing the cello and master its intricacies to become a great cello player.

 

 

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Is it possbile to learn cello as an adult?

Is it possbile to learn cello as an adult? | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

People seem to think that they need to learn how to play an instrument at a young age. If they never pick up a musical instrument during their childhood, they assume it’s too late. While some could successfully argue that it’s easier for a child to take beginner cello lessons, it’s never too late to learn how to play a musical instrument.

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Basic Facts About the Cello

Basic Facts About the Cello | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it
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The cello is an iconic instrument with a distinct, resonating sound. New learners will have to master a few basic concepts before advancing with the instrument. Much like learning on a violin, beginners to the instrument will have to develop their muscle memory to know where on the neck of the instrument to place their fingers for certain notes. For more info, visit http://www.olgaredkina.com/basic-facts-cello

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Cello Anatomy: Learning Your Instrument

Cello Anatomy: Learning Your Instrument | Olga Redkina | Scoop.it

Before you take online cello lessons, it might be helpful to learn about the instrument itself. The cello is a member of the violin family of musical instruments; indeed, it is designed like a mini violin. For some people eager to learn the cello online, the following tutorial might not be needed if they already have experience with a similar instrument.

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