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Cello Notes

PBW Brian Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 1:29 PM
First, a big, hearty PFTHFHTHTHFHTHTTTT!!!!!! to the person who asked "But does this article belong here?" If nothing else, this goes to show that the arts and learning are not just the provinces of the liberal! I sing in a wonderful symphony orchestra and those who know not much more than this about me are constantly confounded that one can be so much a proponent of the arts and yet be so conservative minded. We need more conservative artists to come out of the closet.
web_master Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 1:39 PM
PBW, I am a conservative. I love the arts. That is beside the point. This is not a site to discuss one's hobbies. There is nothing wrong with the article itself, I found it interesting. However, I don't come to this website to read about the hobbies/interests of the columnists.

Perhaps if Mona tried to incorporate her lessons into making a larger point about the culture it would have its place.
Seized by some peculiar muse (clearly one with a sense of humor), I have undertaken to learn the cello in middle age. To the amazement of my teacher, my family and myself, I've made incredibly rapid progress. Displaying a fluidity and musicianship that cannot be taught, I burned through the early books and went straight to repertoire that is usually the province of advanced players.

Well, no actually, except for the part about trying to learn the cello. It's been 18 months now, and I'm plugging away, attempting to force my hands, arms, body, but mostly my brain, to do things...

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