Thursday, January 31, 2008

cello strings


apparently are prone to slipping. After an entire morning spent taking the cello to the music shop for a tune-up, it is IN TUNE. I can't tell you the frustration evinced by this slipping out of tune during a half hour practice (not to mention the shouting . . .). Now L has something to apply to the pegs, to swell them and keep the strings in line, thanks to asking music shop guy. Score one for mom.

12 comments:

d. chedwick bryant said...

what a lovely thing to have around the house--a cello!
my younger sister is a violinist but has always looked at the cello with great longing.

Sally Crawford from London said...

Your post reminds me of the violins of my infancy.

We used to rub chalk on the pegs to help them keep their grip.

:))

Ex-Shammickite said...

Lucky you to have a daughter with musical talents. I love the sound of a cello. Unfortunately there's no musical talent at all in my family. The only instrument we can play is the radio.

Anonymous said...

Well done MOM!
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

Gledwood said...

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lettuce said...

cello practice with shouting. oh dear.

i think you should score at least 5.

Mountain Dweller said...

Just goes to show that sometimes Mum knows best!

Maddy said...

Yes there's more than enough annoyances in life!
Cheers

MotherPie said...

We have a cello but my daughter lost interest in playing it. I'm sure it is very out of tune.

Rob Hopcott said...

I'm a wind instrument player, flute and sax, but my kids seem to take after their mum and have no interest what-so-ever.

I look with envy on families that play music together.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Do you play the cello yourself?

Vienna for Beginners said...

Behind every happy child is a resourceful mother. ;-)