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Cello Facts

Cellos: Bows, Strings, History, and more

Considered by many to be the closest sounding instrument to the human voice, the cello (sometimes called the violincello), has been around for more than 450 years. Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Prokofiev, and many other celebrated composers have written cello music, from solo pieces to orchestral arrangements. Due to its rich tones, the cello is also used in popular music.

In this series you can explore cello construction, bows, strings, and many other subjects. The idea is to break down the complexity of the cello, to give you a good overview of what you need to know. Check back often, as this section will be updated frequently.

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