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58 Year old Disabled Veteran hoping to learn the Cello… What was I thinking?
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EdwardMH
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August 15, 2022 - 5:04 pm
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First of all Hello, I have been a member but inactive for 9 years after giving my first Violin to my Brother,

Secondly…

Lord help me I did it….

Someone on Reddit Cello mentioned trying for a monthly payment plan. This pushed me to try for 12 month financed loan and it was approved. For $1,387.26 at $115.61 a month starting on September 15th. And 27.9% interest. I will just add one extra day of 4 hours delivering food a week and I can pay that easily. I can make a few months of payments until tax check comes in then pay it off early thus saving interest. If I do not like the cello it should re-sell easy enough.. Now where did I put my amp cables?

Speaking of Amps I have a Peavey Vypyr VIP-2 12” for Guitar and BASS guitar will this work with an electric cello or do I need a dedicated amp?

Order summary from Fiddlerman Shop
Suzuki Cello School Method Book, Volume 1 × 1 Book & CD $19.99
Essential Elements for Strings, Cello Book 1 × 1 $9.99 almost bought all 8 they offered.
D'Addario Kaplan Artcraft Rosin - Dark × 1 $6.39
Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Weave Cello Bow × 1 Black $83.12
B-stock NS Design WAV 4-string Electric Cello - Transparent Red × 1 $1,079.00
Subtotal
$1,198.49
Shipping
$0.00
Total
$1,198.49 USD
Hope I like this journey. The Cello was marked down for a cosmetic flaw.

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August 15, 2022 - 6:24 pm
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Welcome to the forum.

You will love the cello. I find vibrato much easier to do. I love the soulful sound. I love the connection from the way it is help. I am a student and have a lot to learn, and have a violin and viola, too. Of the three, the cello is my favorite.

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August 16, 2022 - 9:30 am
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@EdwardMH Did you purchase an endpin rest to keep the cello from sliding across the floor?  I don't think they normally come with a cello, but I could be wrong.

I have this one

https://fiddlershop.com/produc.....ndpin-rest

I used to use the typical disc with the indent in the middle for the endpin, but found that it still slid, especially on carpets. It also slid on wood or linoleum. It just didn't slide as fast on the wood and linoleum.

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August 17, 2022 - 2:26 am
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No I am afraid not, I have carpeted floors and did not think I needed one.

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August 17, 2022 - 7:39 am
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You can try it without one. Maybe your carpet pile will do the trick. Often times they do. But, if you find you do need it, since you have carpet, I highly suggest the one I linked you to. It hooks under the chair leg and you adjust it to the length you need. It will not slide away. The others, on a carpet, will, most likely, slip. It did on my carpet. 

If you play it on anything other than the carpeted area, you will most likely need one. But, try it without one, if you will only be playing on the carpet. I had an instructor come to my house once, we were just playing together. She forgot her stopper. We had a carpet at the time. Her cello kept slipping. It was weird. I had a good pile on my old carpet, since replaced by wood laminate. So, I guess it depends on a lot of different pieces. 

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August 19, 2022 - 7:54 am
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Welcome @EdwardMH !

I'm not a cellist and don't know much about them, but I wish you a lot of fun, it's a beautiful instrument.

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August 21, 2022 - 6:06 am
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It has arrived YAY!!

     I know I am doing everything wrong as this is the first time touching a cello of any kind but since most of my videos tracking my learning will most likely be done with my iPad I thought I would test it.

     Can you suggest better solutions? No direct hook ups just the iPad on video sitting on a table. Again ignore the attempted twinkle twinkle little star as it is by ear and probably wrong, I was just excited to hear the cello on my amp.

I am still unsure if I need a special Cello amp.

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August 22, 2022 - 8:08 am
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You're doing well, especially considering it's your first time playing cello. Looks promising!

For recording, maybe you can put your phone more in front of you ? so that you can see your bow motion on the video.

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August 23, 2022 - 3:57 pm
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Your cello has a really really nice sound, @EdwardMH. That will help immensely. 

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