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August 19th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Hi there,

I'm finishing a really tough degree at the end of this year, and will have way more free time next year. I used to play a lot of piano, but had to drop that 3 years ago.

Gonna pick that up again, but I want to start learning a string instrument.

Just want to know if there are some cello players on the forum? Is this an instrument you can teach yourself to play, successfully? I don't have a lot of cash -> Gonna have to pay for the instrument out of my Nvidia 285 fund, and definitely can't afford lessons.

I know of mates who have taught themselves to play the guitar, but I'm not sure whether learning the cello is gonna be THAT easy?

Thanks for your time!


August 19th, 2009, 01:05 PM
I dunno about the cello. But I learned how to play the penny whistle (aka flageolet) a few years ago and it was pretty easy. So I guess the cello will be easy too. I mean, one musical instrument is much like any other, right? ;)