The cello is a larger string instrument, bigger than viola but smaller than the upright bass. It has a lower, very mellow tone that is often described as relaxing.
It's played like a violin and viola except the cello rests on the floor.
The cello is often used as an accompaniment instrument but some outstanding cellists play it beautifully as a solo instrument.
Cello is not difficult to play. With a little practice you can play cello; with a lot of practice you can be as good as you want to be.
Here's an example of cello music:
Here are some more cello performances as well as our favorite cello tips and tricks.
Why play the Cello?
There are lots of great reasons to play cello.
- The cello sound is very mellow and smooth. Most people say cello is relaxing.
- You can play cello in lots of musical styles, from classical to rock to hip-hop to R&B to bluegrass—almost any kind of music you like.
- Lots of beautiful concertos and sonatas have been written for cello.
- It's fun to play cello in an orchestra, but it also sounds good solo and in string duets, trios, quartets, and other ensembles.
- Cello blends well with almost all
- Cello has been featured in popular songs by Aerosmith, the Beatles, Cher, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and lots more.
- Cello isn't hard—with some practice you can be playing music in a few weeks.
- Orchestras always need cellists and you can usually get a college scholarship.
you can play cello it's easy to play other string instruments like violin, viola, and bass.