Violoncello da Spalla

Daniela Gaidano & A. Visintini
Research, accessories, technique... and everything da Spalla!
Created 09 Feb 2021
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  • Interview with violist and da spalla cellist Andrew Gonzalez
    26 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Andrew Gonzalez is not a superstar presence on socials, but when you get to one of his video, it’s always a gem. His oldest video playing Violoncello da Spalla it’s from about 3 years ago, so he’s not...
  • The Lonesome Violone
    20 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now News from our workshop This week Alessandro was in the workshop and went along with his top plate. I was in Rome, at a retreat to become karate instructor. All went well, so here I am! F...
  • New products available in the da Spalla Pride Shop!
    12 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Redbubble is a print on demand website that hosts our da Spalla Pride Shop Redbubble offers high quality products and prints and ships from a facility as close as possible to you, so that you don’t sp...
  • How we lost the ancient quality of gut strings - part 2
    06 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    First part: Violoncello da Spalla How we lost the ancient quality of gut strings - part 1 The Este ambassador in Venice, in 1494, received this sort of acid complaint from his noble lady Isabella: “We...
  • How we lost the ancient quality of gut strings - part 1
    06 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    The Este ambassador in Venice, in 1494, received this sort of acid complaint from his noble lady Isabella: “We received the lute strings that you sent us, and we understood that you could not play as ...
  • Interview with Alessandro Visintini, Violoncello da Spalla Italian maker
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    This is the 37th issue of this newsletter. After nine months of articles in which we interviewed many outstanding people in the field of Violoncello da Spalla, let us tell a bit more about ourselves. ...
  • Weight matters
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    One of my dearest friends is a webdesigner and amator musician, he plays electric guitar. We are very close, yet we write each other every now and then, sometimes years can pass between one chat and t...
  • …and those that got it just right!
    15 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Even if we still didn’t find the perfect tutorial from 1724, explaining us how to play Violoncello da Spalla the correct way, there are some treatises that come to comfort us. It’s hard to contain exc...
  • Apple pie
    08 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 0 5
    It is getting suddenly very cold here in South Tyrol, Italy. We are reaching 5*Celsius in the mornings. Apples harvesting is done. Apple pie is a favorite since the times of knights and dragons. Illus...
  • Sources that mess it up
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Let’s admit it: we research in the hope to find a source telling us precisely what we are looking for. What a dream to find a treatise or even better a tutorial book that explains how the violoncello ...
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