The second largest string instrument in the orchestra.

The cello is slightly smaller than a double bass and slightly larger than a viola. As a member of the string family, its four strings can either be bowed or plucked. The cello is often used as a solo instrument, as well as in chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras. 

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The cello can play many styles of music. In this Settlement 101, Peter Oswald shows us how to play fiddle styles on the cello.


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