Our range of cello mutes includes mutes that are designed to be left on the cello and moved into position when needed and also mutes that are designed to be removed when they’re not needed such as practice mutes.
How Cello Mutes Work
Cello mutes work by reducing the resonance of the bridge and thus lessen the volume of the cello. Cello practice mutes are much bigger and as a result dampen the sound much more than a performance mute.
Which Type of Mute?
Practice mutes are, as their name suggests, for practicing. This type of mute will considerably reduce the cello’s volume so that you can practice without disturbing others. These are great if your neighbor works nights or you love to play the cello at 1am.
Performance mutes are for use when indicated “con sordino” (with mute) in the music you’re playing. They are designed to give your cello’s sound a different timbre.