Category:            Strings

Ensemble/s:       Junior String Ensemble and String Orchestra

Sound Production: The strings are bowed or plucked

Interesting Facts:

  • Cello is a shortened form of the Italian word violoncello, which means ‘small large violin’.
  • The oldest cello that exists to date is known as The King. Andrea Amati built it between 1538 and 1560. It is now housed at the National Music Museum in South Dakota.
  • Initially, sheep and goat guts were used to make the cello strings. However, the modern cello strings are made of metallic material.
  • The cello is often used in Jazz, Rock, and Pop music.