The Braille of Music by lyndemc

The Braille of Music

The fingerboard is where half of the magic happens. (The other is where the bow meets the strings.) I used the word 'braille' in the title because I sometimes feel like I'm totally blind when it comes to finding the perfect spot on which to place the finger when desiring to hear a certain note. Even a few millimeters off the mark and your tone is flat or sharp...and painful to the ear. While a guitar has frets, cellos (and violins, etc) do not, which means the brain has be trained to know just where to touch in order to have perfect sound. I have much learning yet to do.
Incidentally, a stringed-instrument player must keep fingernails trimmed short. :(
I reckon Bartok wrote for the musicians who missed by a few millimetres on purpose!!

How long have you been learning, me- the theory for past 16 days!!

Love thefocus and processing
April 16th, 2020  
Beautifully processed and composed.
April 16th, 2020  
I am totally fascinated Denise, always loved Cellists and never knew about all the intricacies. Another wonderful capture. Wish I could listen to your music ;-)
April 16th, 2020  
Such a beautiful image.
April 16th, 2020  
Elegant image. fav.
April 16th, 2020  
as @pea says, a very elegant image, nicely processed too
April 16th, 2020  
Beautiful image Denise!
April 16th, 2020  
Gorgeous! It would be fun to put all your cello pictures in a photo book...it would be a real treasure!
April 17th, 2020  
Elegant and dreamy
April 17th, 2020  
Super capture.
April 17th, 2020  
`I love the softness of the way you processed this - it feels sort of dreamy and peaceful. Very nicely done.
April 17th, 2020  
Beautiful and interesting too.
April 17th, 2020  
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April 18th, 2020  
This is wonderful. So nice to see your hand in the image too.
April 19th, 2020  
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