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cello?

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


  1. CQBASS

    CQBASS

    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).
     
  3. CQBASS

    CQBASS

    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.