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Cello Notes

rgarrett Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:37 AM
I will be 61 in less than a month. I'm considering taking up piano or guitar. My guitar learning as a teen came to a halt when I had to tune the instrument. I never could master that skill, so I might get an electronic keyboard that has guitar sounds on it.
Don664 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 10:28 AM
Get something. Anything! A recorder! An auto harp. Go back that that guitar! Learn it, stumbling or not. You won't regret it.
bucketomeat Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:35 PM
But, others may. If the skill hasn't been nurtured before now, it'll likely be mediocre at best. My advice, play your heart out....but close the door.
Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:25 PM
Maybe not.
I think I'm correct that Paderewski (sp?) didn't take up a musical instrument (the piano) until he was 70!
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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