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Cello Choreography; The Cello Dance You MUST Learn!
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Cello Choreography; The Cello Dance You MUST Learn!

Cello choreography is an essential practice technique which is often overlooked.
Cello choreography is a practice and performance technique which too often overlooked. In this blog (and in the video below), I'll fill you in on...
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Google’s New Cello Playing AI Bird – “Viola Bird”
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Google’s New Cello Playing AI Bird – “Viola Bird”

This bird can make you feel like a rock-star cellist!
"Viola Bird" (the AI Cello Bird) will Let You Find Out What it's Like to Play the Cello (Kinda...) Ever wonder what it's like to...
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How to Manage Music Performance Anxiety
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How to Manage Music Performance Anxiety

I Overcame Severe Performance Anxiety. You can too. Here's how.
Learning to deal with performance anxiety feels impossible when that demon strikes. But it is absolutely manageable with the right tools. These are the elements...
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Online Cello Lessons: Great Free and Affordable Adult Cello Lessons for 2023
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Online Cello Lessons: Great Free and Affordable Adult Cello Lessons for 2023

 Trying to figure out how to learn the cello online for free?This article contains recommendations for the best free and affordable online cello lessons on the...
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8 Things to Consider BEFORE Learning the Cello as an Adult.
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8 Things to Consider BEFORE Learning the Cello as an Adult.

Do you have what it takes to learn the cello?
    Are you thinking about learning the cello as an adult? If so, here are 8 things to consider before you make the leap!...
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Weight, Speed & Contact Point of the Cello Bow
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Weight, Speed & Contact Point of the Cello Bow

How to Get a Better Cello Sound.
If you are a beginning cello player, you might be trying to figure out how to get a better sound on the cello.  If you...
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Cello Extensions – Why Are They So Hard?
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Cello Extensions – Why Are They So Hard?

4 Tricks to Extend Easier.
Cello extensions seem so difficult for the beginning cello player. But they don't need to be!https://youtu.be/MbigQmCTNXEA lot of adult beginning cello players start learning the...
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What is a Cello Wolf Tone?
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What is a Cello Wolf Tone?

And How Do I Get Rid of It?
What is a cello wolf tone and how do I get rid of it? If you are somewhat new to the cello, you’ve most certainly...
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Learning to Practice Better; Better Habits = Better Results. Here’s How:
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Learning to Practice Better; Better Habits = Better Results. Here’s How:

Does repetition really improve your playing? If you played it wrong, just do it again...and again...and again. That should do the trick. Think back on...
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8 Best Online Cello Communities
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8 Best Online Cello Communities

Finding the RIGHT cello community for YOU is key to your success learning the cello.
An online cello forum might be a strange thing to write a blog about, but it’s a very important component to learning the cello as...
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Violin or Cello – Which is Better to Learn as an Adult?
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Violin or Cello – Which is Better to Learn as an Adult?

Learn the differences between the violin and cello and which one might be the right choice for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28YVOGk5uGY&t=152sYou might be considering taking up a stringed instrument but can’t choose between the violin or the cello (which are likely among your top contenders)....
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Considering Learning the Cello? Here’s all Your Questions Answered!
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Considering Learning the Cello? Here’s all Your Questions Answered!

Can Anyone Learn the Cello?
Is it possible? Can you do it? How? Where??Is it true anyone can learn to play the cello?Though it is a little cliche to say,...
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Tarantella for Cello by W. H. Squire. Why YOU Should Learn this Piece!
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Tarantella for Cello by W. H. Squire. Why YOU Should Learn this Piece!

An explanation of the cello techniques used in the Tarantella by Squire
The Tarantella by Squire is an exciting piece of music written for the intermediate level cellist. “Tarantella” is ridiculously fun, intermediate-level cello work by William...
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Learning a Musical Instrument Online as an Adult – Does it Work ?
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Learning a Musical Instrument Online as an Adult – Does it Work ?

Many adults are flocking to online learning for every subject imaginable. But is it possible to learn a musical instrument online? In 2022, it’s probably...
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How to Rent a Cello – Everything You Need to Know!
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How to Rent a Cello – Everything You Need to Know!

All of your cello rental questions answered.
Having a good cello is very important at any stage of learning. The sound the cello produces will either motivate you or discourage you. And...
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Beginning Cello Player – An Effective Practice Strategy
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Beginning Cello Player – An Effective Practice Strategy

How to practice the cello
 Does it seem like you are practicing the amount of time you should, yet you aren't making the amount of progress you want?  As a beginning adult...
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How to Clean Your Cello
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How to Clean Your Cello

Expert tips on keeping your cello clean and well maintained.
  Neglected cellos: A couple years ago, I spent some time working with one of the central Texas high school orchestra programs. I was there...
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Cello Supplies: Everything You’ll Need to Learn the Cello
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Cello Supplies: Everything You’ll Need to Learn the Cello

Here are the items you will need to learn how to play the cello.
If you want to learn how to play the cello, there are a number of supplies you will need to to get started. So you...
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Is the Cello Hard to Learn? The Truth from an Experienced Cello Teacher
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Is the Cello Hard to Learn? The Truth from an Experienced Cello Teacher

Learning the cello as an adult
Is the cello hard to learn? This is a question I get asked often by adult friends and it’s a question without a simple answer....
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Benefits of Learning the Cello Later in Life
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Benefits of Learning the Cello Later in Life

Or Learning *Anything* Later in Life!
I had the honor of getting a blog submission published at CelloBello https://www.cellobello.org (THE *free* resource for all things cello). This is a personal story but...
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Carolyn Hagler - Instructor

About the Author: Carolyn Hagler is the founder and director of www.CelloDiscovery.com – “The Home for Beginning Adult Cello Students”. She is a tenured member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and earned a Master of Music degree in cello performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a K-12 teaching certificate in the state of Texas. Carolyn has focused her pedagogy on teaching adults the joy of learning the cello through a natural, relaxed body, achievable goals and fun, engaging interactive music scores. Carolyn spent decades honing her skills as an expert teacher of beginning students. Throughout her many years as a public school orchestra director, she was able to teach hundreds of students the skills necessary to win top honors in contests and festivals throughout the state of Texas As a cellist, Carolyn has performed on numerous recordings and soundtracks, toured internationally and explored many different styles of music. Though raised in Northern California, she currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and their dog, Annie.
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