CELLOSPer­haps you’ve noticed the grow­ing pop­ular­ity of cel­los today. Well, this clas­sic­al stringed instru­ment deserves all the atten­tion since it has long been an essen­tial part of orches­tras and oth­er music­al groups. If you’re think­ing of play­ing the cel­lo, you will surely be amazed by its beau­ty and ver­sat­il­ity.

So why should you really play the cel­lo among oth­er pop­ular stringed instru­ments out there?

Here are the best reas­ons to con­vince your­self to play cel­lo today:

  1. It’s a ver­sat­ile instru­ment. Unlike oth­er stringed instru­ments, the cel­lo can pro­duce higher notes and then go to lower notes in a mat­ter of seconds. This is why cel­los are import­ant in dif­fer­ent music­al gen­res, such as con­tem­por­ary, elec­tron­ic, and even rock.
  1. Acquire mar­ket­able skills. Learn­ing to play the cel­lo is not an easy job. You will have to under­go a lot of train­ing to get it right. Once you’ve mastered it, you have the edge in tak­ing vari­ous pro­fes­sion­al oppor­tun­it­ies in the industry.
  1. Improved memory. Cel­lo may be a hard instru­ment to learn in the begin­ning but once you’ve per­fec­ted it, there will be sur­pris­ing rewards for you. For instance, you will gain sharper memory and an alert mind due to rig­or­ous train­ing you need to under­go.
  1. Enrich cog­nit­ive pro­cess. The learn­ing styles you will get from play­ing cel­lo includes visu­al, kin­aes­thet­ic and aud­it­ory which are all essen­tial in prop­er con­cen­tra­tion.
  1. Per­fect for begin­ners. If you’re only start­ing to explore your craft in music, it’s best to start with a begin­ner cel­lo. Young play­ers are more enthu­si­ast­ic and easi­er to under­stand cel­lo tech­niques which res­ults to bet­ter men­tal elasti­city.
  1. Develop stronger muscles. Cel­lo is one of the heav­iest instru­ments you can play. There­fore, you need to pre­pare your­self for the phys­ic­al needs when play­ing this instru­ment. With increased phys­ic­al strength, it’s easi­er to man­age cel­los.
  1. More solo options. Unlike aver­age musi­cians, cel­lists enjoy more solo options. But the most pop­ular is Bach solo pieces that are really inspir­ing and pas­sion­ate.
  1. Essen­tial to most ensembles. Cel­los bal­ance out high-pitched viol­ins and oth­er instru­ments. It’s essen­tial in cham­ber groups, tri­os, quar­tets, and orches­tras.
  1. Has top-qual­ity sound. A cel­lo can actu­ally imit­ate human voice which makes it a unique instru­ment in an orches­tra. It can be high-pitched or low-pitched depend­ing on the desired tune.
  1. It makes you a unique play­er. With only a few cel­lists in the world, know­ing how to play the cel­lo will surely make you stand out and in demand.

Aside from these, there are more oth­er amaz­ing reas­ons that will motiv­ate you to become a cel­lo play­er in the future.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.