Hao Ling Moose

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  1. I did in the comments. He didn’t know. If I realllllyyyyy wanted it, I guess I could get someone to write it down.
  2. Does anyone out there in internetland recognize this music or is it just a cello improv? I’d like to find the sheet music if possible. Oh, and the fellow (Vincent) is super funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUaZSVcD7UI&lc=z223vnjzusbjep0rz04t1aokgnmubovgd2klfwjadlx4bk0h00410
  3. My first impression is how delightful it is to see young folks playing musical instruments - and still having fun while they’re at it. There is so much synthesized and autotuned stuff out there.
  4. Shostakovich Trio Op. 67 Rachmaninov Elegiac Trio #2 Luka Sulic (cello): Theme from Schindler’s List
  5. On your Screen name in the upper right, do the drop down and Go to Profile On the left side there’s the circle with your big initial on it, eg: “R" Click on the little picture button on the bottom left of the circle and upload the picture. I just did mine.
  6. They go through bows like I go through potato chips. I guess slamming, foot stomping, head bobbing, and tearing up bows has its effects. Such pop music. It is fun and I think it is good inspiration for youth to try string instruments. Hauser has done some classical in the past. There are videos of him doing the Haydn C Major and Popper’s Hungarian Dance. Him and Sulic have done the Vivaldi G minor. Sulic does a heart wrenching “Theme to Schindler’s List."
  7. That’s a fantastic repair job. I would not have noticed the clavette had it not been pointed out. Even then.............
  8. I download my CD’s into iTunes, bought some stuff from iTunes, digitized vinyl and put it into iTunes. Its so easy and there is little loss if any of audio quality.
  9. Chiming in late, but I too am among the returning players, hence my screen name. - I started at 12 and hit a brick wall in my 30’s. Was pretty good. Got as far as Bach Cello Suite Prelude to #5 and Prelude to #6 (with some cheating). So here I am, back at 62. Starting out with some scales, technique, shifts, and etudes, earlier Bach Suites, Humoresque, and the Swan (which right now sounds like the Swine). Gotta re learn how to read treble clef. There are piano accompaniments you can buy and download. If you haven’t already done so, record yourself. These are helpful. Wish me luck as I do you. ps: I love the sentiment and the naming of Tony.
  10. This cello is actually a replacement for a cello with a mark on the heel in the first picture below. I had a lot of back and forth with Yita and they basically said it works, has lifetime guarantee. I told them I give up; expectations too high for the price. I don’t think I’ll buy any more Yitas online any time soon. The following 2 pictures are of the subject of this thread. Its pretty nice, except for the button. When I brought the cello to Moses, he pointed out the break but was confident the neck would hold up. He wanted to bring this to my attention before moving ahead with the setup. Based on that, I asked him to set it up anyway and he said ok. He couldn't say whether the repair was just gluing the button back on and calling it a day, or whether the repair was more extensive. I certainly hope it doesn’t fail in the middle of a recital. I appreciate all the feedback from everybody. This is the first cello. This is the subject of this thread.
  11. Here are some better pics. I’m thinking it might be a "button graft.” The closeup picture appears in such a way that the broken off button looks shaved down very thin, and then placed on another piece of repair wood. There are contours under the button (on the back) which I could not capture given the lighting. The last picture shows where the contour marks are, which I outlined with masking tape. So yes, it looks like it was meticulously repaired, but only time will tell how well it holds up. The back is really nice and I suppose the maker felt it too nice to throw out. And as Brad and George mentioned, the repair might have made it stronger. If it breaks again, it wouldn’t be worth it to repair. It is a Yitamusic that I bought on eBay, equivalent of $899 + $179 shipping. I think the overall workmanship is sloppy, but the wood is excellent, nicely grained and aged. I’m thinking Yita sells their ‘seconds’ online and saves their well crafted ones for luthiers purveying their wares. Moses wants to visit violin workshops in China some time in the future. His instruments are by and large from China. A few are not - but are way more expensive. That said, and despite the break and imperfections, the cello still sounds magnificent and plays smoothly; the best I have ever experienced. I don’t think all these things would be visible to the untrained eye. What do you think? Thanks all for your input. ps: Other things: A knife slipped in the making of the purfling elsewhere on the cello, so instead of 2 lines, there were 3 for about an inch. I dug it out with a sewing needle and Xacto knife, filled it with wood fill, smoothed it out, sanded, and stained it to match. My luthier (named Moses) said I did a good job and wouldn’t have noticed it. He said even masters’ have a slip of the knife every now and then. There are also small chisel marks on the front when held in a certain light but I’ve seen old European instruments like that and I think they call them carving marks.
  12. Hello, wonderful folks . Hao you all doin? I’m Kevin. I’d like a couple/few opinions on whats pictured below. My luthier says the button may have broken some time in the past, potentially compromising the integrity of the neck. I honestly don’t see any thing glued back together and I don’t see any breaks. I do see two notches on either side of the bottom of the button. What is your take on this? Thanks in advance.
  13. I know this is too late, but this is how I would approach it: Get a good recording. Without playing, just follow along with the sheet music knowing where the notes fall. Play the fast passages at half speed, then do them a bit faster, repeat, and so on. I have problems with my bow going faster than my fingers so I have to slow down fast passage and take up the pace each succeeding time. Hope your concert went well.