Making of a Cello

Construction : The cello is much larger than a violin or a viola and smaller than a bass. Like the other members of the string orchestra, the cello has four strings, normally tuned to the pitches (from low to high) …..

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Synthetic Core Strings

These strings use a core made out of a durable synthetic product such as perlon or kevlar, and are wrapped with metals such as aluminum or silver. Synthetic-core strings are designed to replicate the rich sound of gut strings, and …..

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Gut Core Strings

For many centuries the only kind of string available, the gut core strings are made from sheep intestine (not “cat,” as is commonly misbelieved). Used primarily by professional classical musicians, gut core cello strings reputedly have the warmest sound, complex …..

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Metal Strings

Sometimes called “all metal,” a steel core cello string is comprised of either a straight or twisted wire, wound with metal. Besides being the most stable and durable of the cello strings, steel core strings offer stable pitch, and the …..

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cleaning cello strings is of limited effectiveness against sweat and moisture, which get inside the strings, but it helps a little

Cleaning Cello Strings

When you finish playing, wipe off your strings with a soft, clean cloth (some player prefer a chamois for this job). Sweat is corrosive and will eat right through strings over time, shortening their lifespan considerably. Still, cleaning cello strings …..

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Installing cello strings is not complicated and every string player can easily install new strings to a cello easy and relatively quick.

Installing Cello Strings

Installing cello strings is not complicated and every string player can easily install new strings to a cello easy and relatively quick. The cramped space inside the pegbox can make the job a little challenging, but it gets easier with …..

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Small Size Cello

Small size cello is smaller than full size. It can be referred to as 7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10. Smaller scale cellos are usually made out of the same materials as full scale cellos, the only difference is …..

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Full Size Cello

The full size cello is the most popular style. A full size cello usually measures 48 inches. This is the most common size of cello, preferred by most players because of how common it is. The strings of a full …..

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Carbon Fiber Cello

Carbon Fiber Cellos come in the same measurements as the full size cello, but because of the carbon fiber production the cello lacks any cornices. Cornices are the indentations on the sides of the cello, used for support. The carbon …..

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Double Bass

The double bass, or upright bass, also called the string bass, contrabass, bass viol, stand-up bass, bull fiddle or simply bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the violin family in the modern symphony orchestra, with strings …..

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It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano

— Mstislav Rostropovich