As a beginner I would assume that violin is harder. I was surprised to learn that it is not. The first thing you should understand about playing cello is that it is much easier than guitar or bass. But to be honest, no matter how hard you try to learn to play guitar, you eventually lose that love and interest in cello. You would never learn the music by ear the way it is played on the cello, so if you are serious about cello then you need to concentrate on learning by ear.
One of the basic rules of practicing cello is, as my cello teacher said, “The first thing is to see the right notes”. If you can make the right notes, it means that you know the music already, so the next step is to find new music, and that means creating new music.
If you try to play a great piece of music and it starts out sounding great, then you know how to play it. The way to play the music is to listen to it and think like what you might be doing – just like you are listening to a great cello recording. When is not listening to the music is when you learn it.
I used to think that learning by ear is an incredibly difficult exercise, but recently I’ve been learning by the way the music is played. Whenever I try something new for the first time, I am usually surprised to find that I actually know the music much better than I thought I did. In the beginning I thought that the music I was playing was simply not worth the effort, but I have had numerous occasions when someone who knows so much about cello, has made music so enjoyable that I have learned something I never was able to get from the books and from other cellists such as myself. I think by learning music by ear this knowledge can be applied all the way to professional practice, if you practice well and focus enough.
What is the difference between cello and banjo?
The best way to get a real understanding of why this difference is there is to practice. If you want to be a musician then learning banjo is your first choice. Just like the strings are called the bass strings and the uke strings the other strings are called the guitar strings. You want to find what the most important strings are.
When you learn to sing or play the guitar or anything other instrument from the piano to the violin, you must understand the basses that are playing the notes. You