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The dos and don'ts when packing away your cello after practice

by Bows for Strings on

Most cello accidents that we see in our workshop occur when instruments are packed away and stored improperly, or when a cello is being moved.

In this short video our resident cellist, D'Artagnan, demonstrates how to properly pack away and store your cello in between practicing (which we hope you've been doing a lot of lately!).

He explains how to release the tension of your bow and where to store it, and then takes us through the dos and don'ts of the three most common ways to store your cello; in a bag, hard case or on a cello stand.

Things to look out for:

  • If you are storing your cello in a bag, be careful of the bridge when inserting the cello into the bag, and always add the bow in to the bow pouch after your cello is in the bag to avoid breaking it.
  • When using a case or a bag, don't store your cello standing up, as it is very easy to be knocked over, which could end in damaging your cello.
  • Be mindful of where you store your cello, avoid places that get too hot or too cold, for example near a window.
  • If you are using a cello stand to display and store your instrument, a music stand is a great place to rest your bow. 

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give our team of musicians a call on 03 8802 7905.

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