Sorry I haven't been around much over the last few months - been totally obsessed by my cello!!!-Carol Haynes (January 26, 2015, 08:39 AM)
Understandable. Being a bass player, the cello (along with the saxophone) is an instrument I always wanted to take up. Imagine...to be able to play melody for a change...can such a world exist?-40hz (January 26, 2015, 08:54 AM)
Lots of nice melodies available fro the bass - just a shame they were mostly written for the cello and a damn sight harder to play on the bass.
Cello is inconvenient for travelling but pales into insignificance with double bass hassles (I used to play bass years ago)
My advice it take the plunge - get a cello and go for it - apart from tuning you have a good head start from bass!!
It will be 2 years in March since my first lesson and the obsession become more urgent every day - now playing in 2 orchestras and various ensembles including a cello quartet (great fun) ....
From a concert last week - I am second from the right at the front