First off, I should mention that the cello that broke was not my good one. It's a fine instrument, but I did buy it at a flea market for $70. I usually use it for more difficult passages of music since the action is unusually low on it. Despite this minor setback, I was able to finish the instrumental anyway. I can announce now with a fair amount of certainty, that this album will have 16 tracks on it. I have 13 completed, 1 that needs lyrics, and 1 that needs to be written.
I've had something on my mind ever since I started this album and I thought I'd share. I really have no idea how I'm going to perform any of these songs live. The strings are such a heavy part of the music, that I'm not sure how well the songs will translate without them. I'd like to start looking for a string trio or quartet to travel with on future tours. The parts would be fairly straight forward and don't take a great deal of technical skill (I mean, I was the one who performed them on the recording, so they can't be too terribly difficult...) However, I will say that I'm extremely picky about the ability to play with a group, play musically, and play in pitch. If this is something that would interest you or someone you know, please contact me. It's much harder than you might think to find good players that have flexible schedules, so don't be shy! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. There's still lots of time before I will have any deadlines, but I'd still like to make sure and take the time to get to know anyone who's interested.
Thanks for reading.