Cello equivalent of violinist.com?

April 25, 2020, 9:31 PM · I know some of us play cello too. Please recommend any forums for said instrument...

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Edited: April 25, 2020, 9:55 PM · I've thought about this for piano as well, as I've started practsing it more since I've been off from work
April 25, 2020, 11:00 PM · https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cellofun/cello-chat-f1/
Edited: April 26, 2020, 6:30 AM · For cello, there is also https://www.facebook.com/groups/18642643064/?ref=group_header. I don't participate there but it is active.

For piano, at least some years back the most active discussions were at http://forum.pianoworld.com/.

Edited: April 26, 2020, 8:14 AM · There are cello forums, but they just aren't as good. There was one called CelloBello but I think that's been merged into the site that Michael linked. We're very lucky to have what Laurie and Robert have created for us. I think the best piano sites are on Facebook.

If I might say what I think are the two greatest features of this site, for anyone who is interested in maybe building a cello or piano site:

(1) Competent, knowledgeable, compassionate management by someone who is respected in the community but hasn't let it go to her head. Someone who is not only good at managing her website but is also a dedicated music journalist.
(2) Very simple look-and-feel. Not a huge complicated layout that looks like it was made using "bulletin board" software from the 1990s that has you wondering, "Okay, here I am. Now what?"

April 26, 2020, 8:34 AM · The full Tapatalk cello website is:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cellofun/
which includes information on instruments and equipment as well as "Cello Chat."

It has been around for many years and was much better when it was more welcoming to amateurs and beginners ("Cellists by night"). Now you will find more professionals on line there, many of the same ones (for years now), but they always have good and useful information.

If you play the cello or are interested in playing cello it is a good place to visit. I've been visiting there almost every day for at least 20 years.

April 26, 2020, 12:39 PM · Thanks. Time to be a forum noob!
April 29, 2020, 6:04 AM · I believe cellists have always been welcome to post on this site, haven't they? Perhaps Laurie could introduce a new thread category of cellists and double bass players?
April 29, 2020, 7:25 AM · That would be nice; I also play cello, and miss Cellists by Night.
But this site is called violinist.com; a new name would be appropriate. What can we come up with?
Edited: April 29, 2020, 3:50 PM · This will always be Violinist.com but we are of course friendly and welcoming to our viola, cellist and bassist brethren, and happy to feature their work and advice!

And that said, I'd also recommend Cellobello, an excellent and long-running site.

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