Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Debut

So, what about the new 'cello, you ask?

Well, first it needed a few days to acclimatize and settle in. Then, I needed a few days to make some initial accommodations to the new size, feel and most of all, setup. It came with a set of Spirocore chromesteels, a much brighter string than I generally play. Oh, my. I think every one of my faults is amplified.

But I love it. I really, really do. And after a few days it's training me to be more careful about my bow speed and placement. I think I'll leave these strings on for awhile, at least until I have a chance to hear them outside the practice room.

Now, since I've missed a few Tummy Tuesdays and have hundreds of tummy shots of the Cousins, I've put together a slide show. Somehow this little Popper etude just put me in the mood for looking at kitten pictures. Hope you enjoy it - both the kittens, and my debut on the Patriot.




It's Tummy Tuesday. To see more of the (feline) sunny-side-up variety, visit LisaViolet.

11 comments:

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

I so much enjoyed the music and of course the kittens are adorable!!

Good job!

lisa said...

Adorable! Almost too much cuteness all at once. ;-)

Guanaco said...

Your new Patriot has a wonderful deep resonant sound. Looking forward to hearing more.

CelloGeek said...

What a lovely sound! Thanks for sharing - bet you can't tear yourself away from it! I laughed so much watching Tummy Tuesday! I just wanted to reach into the video and rub some of those cute bellies!!!!

Marisa said...

Beautiful!

CelloGeek said...

I stopped by your practice log - brava for posting your playing! I noticed you loaded Schubert's String Quintet on your chamber music - I love it and it's really fun to play - is that the recording the Emerson String Quartet did with Rostropovich?

Gottagopractice said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm delighted you enjoyed it. It's quite fun to discover a new piece of software hidden on one's computer.

Cellogeek, I thought I'd use that member page to stash recordings of what I'm currently working on for convenience, so those will be there for about 1.5 weeks. I have a play date next Friday. That recording is of the Alban Berg Quartett with Heinrich Schiff.

Rallentando said...

That was lovely, thank you.

cellodonna said...

Absolutely beautiful! Adorable kitties, and such a pretty soundtrack.

Thanks for the anniversary wishes.

PinkFluffySlippers said...

Sweet! You've finally combined your 2 favorite things-- kitty bellies and cello! Who woulda thought they'd go together so well?

CelloGirl said...

You new cello sounds great! I enjoyed that.