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Writing a Cello Score

February 12, 2022

Clipart of celloI have no idea how to actually write out a cello score, but that’s what I plan on doing today.

Oh, I know how the part goes. I can hear it in my head and have it scribbled out as piano notes because…well, because that’s my jam, but I’m pretty sure the cellist I hired for the upcoming recording session can’t read my mind. 😏 I will have to have some music prepared for her.

Since I’m seeing her tomorrow at church, today, Google will be my friend, as well as the one-inch Finale manual I got years and years ago with the $600 notation software I bought when I was dying of cancer.

Wish me luck.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.