I decided to do something kind of goofy today. I really needed a recording of Camille Saint-Saens' "The Swan" to put on a CD for my daughter's class but I didn't have a cellist handy so I thought, "Hey, why don't you try accompanying yourself?" I laughed at this ridiculous question for a brief moment but then found that I was actually considering it. (Yes, I do spend entirely too much time by myself!) Since I've been dabbling a bit in video-creation, audio recording, etc...I couldn't find an excuse not to give it a go and so here's the result. I hope you enjoy this brief moment of insanity on my part. And please excuse any sour notes - remember, I am not a cellist in real life - I only play one on youtube.
Oh, and what is it like to accompany myself? Well, there was a spot near the end where I really didn't give the cellist in me time to breath, but I guess that's forgivable under the circumstances.