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What Now?

Hey, cellists! I am a Suzuki student just finishing up book 10 (last cello book) and I was wondering what I should learn next. Book 10 consists of 1 piece: the Boccherini Cello Concerto #1. The only other cello concerto I've learned is the Haydn cello concerto #1, which is Suzuki book 9. I am about Intermediate level, I've been playing for almost 9 years. I know that the Dvorak Cello Concerto, Elgar concerto, and Shostakovich concertos are really famous, maybe one of them is next? Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

The Violin

A violin is taken to hospital. The doctor examines her and says:
"There's nothing wrong with you. But you broke your bow. How did that happen?"
Violin: "I only remember the thunderous applause for the composer."
Doctor: "Do you remember his name?"
Violin: "No. I think he was on the first page of the sheet music."

Transitioning from single to double horn

Hey guys, I'm a trumpet player who was also a self-taught horn player for a year. I haven't played in a while but I'm thinking of picking it up again. I know most beginners start off with a single F horn, and that's the route I plan on taking. For those of you who have switched from single to double F/Bb horn, was it difficult in terms of learning the new fingerings? I know they are very different, does anyone have any way to learn the new fingerings quickly? Thanks!