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Brad Slepicka

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Cello Project – EMUS 499

Shifty Business

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”

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Picked and Bowed

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”

Now or Never

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.

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#HavanaOohNaNa

Hey guys! This week I took my playing and musical tastes in a completely different direction in terms of what I usually choose as repertoire. I actually played something from this decade!

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(Un)Listenable Evidence

Alright! Now that I have talked about some of the more fundamental skills that I have been working on in my earlier post, Kermit, Zombies, and Grapes, I am going to let you hear what that sounds like! Continue reading “(Un)Listenable Evidence”

Kermit, Zombies, and Grapes

So what do all three of those things have in common? The answer is quite a bit actually, when you are considering what your hands should be doing while you are playing the cello! Continue reading “Kermit, Zombies, and Grapes”

Yo-Yo Minus Ma

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”

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