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Cello

What is a Cello?

The cello or violoncello is a string instrument played by bowing or plucking its four strings, which are usually tuned in perfect fifths an octave lower than the viola: from low to high, C2, G2, D3 and A3. It is the bass member of the violin family, which also includes the violin, viola and the double bass. After the double bass, it is the second-largest and second lowest (in pitch) bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. The cello is used as a solo instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles (e.g., string quartet), string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras.

Music for the cello is generally written in the bass clef, but both tenor clef and treble clef are used for higher-range parts, both in orchestral/chamber music parts and in solo cello works. A person who plays the cello is called a cellist or violoncellist. In a small classical ensemble, such as a string quartet, the cello typically plays the bass part, the lowest-pitched musical line of the piece.

Source: “Cello” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

 


Cello Teachers

Below is a list of teachers that teach the Cello at the Fabulous School of Music. Click on a profile to learn more.

Mary Barba

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice, Ukulele

Daniel Nichols

Instruments: Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Piano and Rock Ensemble