A more commonly used named than Violoncello, a string instrument that is played sitting down. It is held in between the knees and supsended off of the ground by an end pin. It is made of mostly wood and has four strings, A,D,G, and C. Traditionally, the strings were made from cat or pig intestines, but now makers have moved onto steel and other synthetic materials. It is tuned an octave lower than the viola. It is said to be the instrument that most resembles the human voice, with its deep, rich tone. Famous cellist include Yo-Yo Ma, Rasputina featuring three cellist, and Apocalyptica featuring four.
the cello is a bass instrument
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