The cellos, formally known as the violoncello, is a string instrument that belongs to the violin family. It is the smaller version of the violene, a large instrument similar to the obsolete double bass. It is used in solo performances, chamber music, string quartets, and orchestras.
The cello is one of the largest members of the string family of instruments. It has four strings that produce tones one octave lower than the viola. Its voice is similar to the bass voice of a person on the low end.
Types of Cellos
Kinds of Cellos include the following:
This type of cello uses strings made of nylon.
Its string construction uses the finest precision-wound and polished silver, aluminum, and tungsten alloy. It is thick enough to resist easy breakage and flexible enough to be played comfortably.
It produces a good sound and intonation even when playing in very low or very high ranges.
It can take frequent use.
This type of cello uses strings made of heavy-duty steel.
Its string construction features a multi-strand, twisted core wound with durable metals such as titanium, aluminum, and tungsten. It has a very small diameter perfect for getting a quick bow response. It can come in gold or silver.
It produces a loud and full sound that can be projected to all sides of large music halls and concert areas.
It is very durable.
Choosing Cellos (Buying tips)
Size: Choose a cello sized according to your age and body built. For children and young adults, choose a cello in size 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or ¾. For teenagers and adults, choose a full-sized cello (4/4).