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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CQBASS, Feb 28, 2005.



    Dec 1, 2004
    Asheville NC
    Anyone here play cello as well as bass? Just wondering because the scale is pretty much the same. I would think once you get used to the tuning it would translate pretty well. Just curious.
  2. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    I used to play cello in elementary school but gave it up when I changed schools in fifth grade. Now I'm taking lessons again for college credit this semester.

    It took me no time at all to get used to the fifths, even though I hadn't played cello for about ten years. (That's interesting because I can't get used to fifths on the mandolin, as hard as I try).


    Dec 1, 2004
    Asheville NC
    I know what you mean. Mandolin is very hard for me but I think it's more because of the scale than the fifths. It just seems like cello would be a logical transition from bass. I'm considering buying one. I do alot of bass/acoustic guitar duo work and I think cello would be a sexy addition.