Photo Challenge – Tension

This week’s photo challenge prompt is “tension”.

As a beginning cellist, I’m learning about proper bowing technique, proper finger placement, proper posture, properly reading the music – all of which is lost if one’s cello is out of tune. Tuning is done by adjusting keys at top and or bottom of the instrument that carry the strings over the bridge. The bow is also tightened or loosened to produce the proper tone.

Each of these maneuvers is dependent upon … tension!

Obviously, I did not take this photo, but thought it was such a good representation of the strings, bow, and tension adjustment areas. The “feature photo” is my own.

Thanks to the lovely ladies who created this challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil

21 thoughts on “Photo Challenge – Tension

    • Oh my! I must move beyond The French Song. My instructor says the difference between his children and adult students is that the youngsters are so fearless and don’t even know when they are playing poorly. (Most of) the adults can hear their mistakes. He chuckles when I cringe.


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    • Thank you! I must confess, sadly, it isn’t going as well as I’d hoped, but I’m not giving up. Getting past the ultimate beginner stage should help…how long have you played violin? A dear friend of mine has played for decades!


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