I may have already written about the fact that I used to play the cello for two years while I was in high school (I think there is a Flashback Friday about this floating out there), but I am not sure I have ever written about the fact that I would love to learn to play it again. I think I need to figure out how much it would cost to rent one and then for how cheaply I could find lessons. I assume there are lots of UofT music students looking to make some extra dough out there that would be game.
The cello truly became my favorite instrument when I learned how to actually play something on it that didn’t sound like a cat being pulled by the tail. I probably never sounded great because I didn’t rehearse nearly enough, but I fell in love with the sound nonetheless. I think there is also something so intimate about the instrument since you basically have to give it a big bear hug to play it and while playing it you can feel the instrument’s vibrations through your whole body.
It often serves the role of a percussion instrument within the orchestra (those parts are not so fun to play), but when it is played on its own this instrument is just amazing. Truly beautiful and I have definitely gotten teary-eyed listening to pieces like this one. Enjoy!