Me and my boyfriend (youtube: vaksengutakvalp) playing the intro riff to Burning Angel by Arch Enemy. Bear in mind that he has only been playing the cello for a few weeks.

Comments are always welcome!

Guitar gear:
Samick Blue
Axe-FX Standard (not mine)

Cello: A borrowed really cheap one.
Was about to write that I couldn't find it in your profile, but I see it's in your youtube link.

The intro sounded a bit rough, not gonna lie. The cello is an incredibly hard instrument because unlike the guitar, it has a very steep learning curve. It can take 2 years a lot of times to even just get what would be considered a good tone, so I give props to the male player for being able to play this in just a few weeks. Guitar likely helped him get the hang of it faster, but it's still a completely different game.

The guitar held it's own, good job on that. I think if you two kept practicing you could definitely get a lot better. It's pretty obvious on quite a few parts that the cello is anywhere from a quarter tone to a half step off, but all in all you can get the jist of it. Once again, very impressive for playing just a few weeks.

I'm mainly responding here because I've had a fascination with guitar-cello collaborations for a little while haha. Their ranges are very similar, and acoustically they sound quite nice together. If you feel like checking out either of my two guitar/cello collaborations and commenting, please feel free:


Not quite as metal as yours, but see what you think. The Rise Against one is really the only one that was really practiced haha.
They say the old woman's got the wisdom
'Cause she couldn't read the clock anymore
She said "The numbers don't represent the moments"
Says she don't see what all the ticking's for
Last edited by Greenfinger182 at Jan 9, 2010,