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Best Things to Do in the Cinque Terre
Travel is one of the best ways to practice a language! While you may surround yourself with books and media, traveling to your language destination fully immerses you in both language and culture. When studying Italian, there’s no better place to go than to Italy!...
Further Into The Anatomy of The Cello
The cello is truly an incredible instrument. The sound profile is incredibly unique, but the actual makeup of the cello is an incredibly complex and beautiful thing. To see our previous article on the anatomy of the cello click here. The Scroll The scroll is a...
The Anatomy of The Cello
The cello is a beautiful and harmonious instrument with a luxurious build. While cellos take the form of the higher-strung violin, the function and the technique for playing is different. The cello is played situated between the knees of the musician while the violin...
A Brief History of The Cello
Whether a new cellist or a long-time string fan, the cello is a beautiful and storied instrument. For hundreds of years, the warm, rich tones have accompanied a variety of platforms from orchestras to poetry, to psalms and mantras. In civilizations before AD, string...
Common Habits of Successful Italian Language Learners
The Italian language is undeniably beautiful as well as challenging. Even for native English speakers or those who are fluent in a similar language may experience some difficulties when adapting to things like verb conjugation or slang. For those looking to improve their Italian language skills on a regular basis, the following habits are a great way to accelerate your learning and heighten your overall productivity.
Teaching Yourself to Play the Cello
Learning an instrument takes time, money, practice, and determination. While taking lessons is certainly an option, there are ways you can teach yourself if you are feeling particularly independent or want to minimize expenses. The cello is a challenging instrument to learn, even with an instructor but there are resources and tips available to help you teach yourself the basics.
The First Things You Should Know About Playing the Cello
The cello is a beautiful instrument that plays an essential part in orchestras, quartets, and music in general. When looking to learn how to play the cello, there are many things to know before getting started.
Tips for Conjugating Italian Verbs
Verb conjugation is often viewed as a challenge for native English speakers, and when learning the Italian language, this is certainly the case. While conjugating verbs may not come naturally, there are many tips you can use to improve your skills in this regard.
The Dialects of Italy
When learning a language, most individuals can stick to standard grammar and punctuation. However, for individuals looking to travel and use their language skills, it may be a good idea to consider various dialects. Much of the time, you can get away with using the standard language, but attempting to learn a dialect or two is often a fun challenge that can glean more insight into a local culture.
The Cello’s Role
Each orchestra may have a different composition of instruments, but each one plays certain roles regardless of the piece being played. In particular, the cello plays a notable role that necessitates its presence in nearly every string-based collective from full orchestras to quartets. Not only is the music it produces beautiful, the cello serves to guide the orchestration through each song, as well.