Hello again! I am sure by now most of you are groaning because you are reading the third blog post that I have written in the last twenty four hours. Lucky for you, this one isn’t about the cello project. You will actually get to experience a different part of my independent study. Continue reading “Recordings from the Garage Mahal 2.0”
I once heard that if you throw a clock out the window, you will see time fly. Apparently, that is also the case when you learn to play the cello. I honestly cannot believe that three and a half months have gone by and I am already writing what is supposed to be my “final” reflection. Continue reading “Final Reflection”
Hey folks! Although the semester is nearing wrap-up time, the pressure of practice and performance is at amp-it-up time. Sheesh, I am feeling it. However (more like thank goodness), I actually learned something from the time that I have been both putting into and taking out of my practice schedule this week. Continue reading “The Silent Treatment”
Greetings my faithful blog followers! What an interesting week it has been! This week ranged from more collaborative work all the way to a very specific AHA! moment on an independent level. However, for this post, I will stick mainly to the independent portion – no spoilers in this post, sorry! Continue reading “Shh.. The Notes are Speaking”
Aye! Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Now, I know that St. Patrick’s day is quite near, but don’t you worry. When I talk about slurring in this week’s post, I am not referring to the way you start talking after a little too much celebration at the pub! Continue reading “Slur of the Notes”
Well people, I am finally back! I am sure that most of you have noticed I was missing in action last week. It turns out that it was Winter Break here at the U of R; however, I am not entirely sure it was much of a break due to some serious technical difficulties. So, you will get a two for one deal with this week’s post! Continue reading “Keep Calm & Cello On”
Hello fellow blog followers! We are back for another week here in cello world and sheesh, it has been quite the week indeed. You definitely start to find out you are a true cello nerd when you still manage to fit in all your practice time in even though you have three mid-terms and an assignment due! Continue reading “Shifty Business”
So what happens when a beginner cellist gets together to play with an astounding guitarist? That is a great question! In this week’s case, you end up firing the canned piano player and getting a completely live version of Blackbird by The Beatles. Continue reading “Picked and Bowed”
Hi all! I am sure some of you have been wondering what I have been up to on the cello this week. If so, you are in luck! However, this week’s post will look at it from a slightly different angle and talk about some of my thoughts and feelings towards this whole process.
Alright, alright, alright… If you don’t get the joke in the title, I’ll explain it!
As most of you know by now, for my EMUS 499 project I have chosen to take up the cello and perhaps become the next world famous cellist, like Yo-Yo Ma. Inevitability, I will live up to two thirds of his name, and just be a Yo-Yo. But what can I say, it’s worth a shot! Continue reading “Yo-Yo Minus Ma”
Throughout society, we see different aspects of technology like social media, smartphones, and selfies being used for what appears to be a steady pursuit for attention. It is like a competition has been created where users are forever trying to be on top with the most likes, shares, followers, views, etc. Seeing this occurring on a daily basis causes some major concerns when considering whether or not we can actually use technology to positively impact the world around us. Continue reading “Move the Conversation Forward”