Infographic Template Galleries

Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Cello The cello is a large, bowed string instrument of the violin family. Also called the violincello, this instrument is held between the legs, and rests on an endpin. The endpin can be adjusted to change height. Nicole Reiser The cello has four strings, pitched, from lowest to highest, C, G, D, and A. A cellist moves her fingers up and down the fingerboard to change the pitch the instrument makes, when the bow is pulled across the strings. A cello bow is made of different types of woodand horsehair. Compacted tree syrup, calledrosin, is put on the horsehair to make it sticky, soit can vibrate the string better and produce a thicker, smoother sound. The instrument's volume is amplified when more pressure is put on the bow. Yo-Yo Ma is a famous cellist. He's known for his passion and skillfulness in playing the instrument. The cello originated somewhere in Northern Italy in the late1530s. It became prominent in the 1600s and the 1700sin chamber music groups and symphony orchestras. Higher pitches are produced on the cello by playingfurther down the fingerboard on a string. This creates a higher frequency, resonating higher and more shrill in the auditory passages. Lower pitches are produced by playing lower on a fingerboard, creating longer wavelength. Cellos come in different sizes. There are 1/2 size, 3/4 size, and 4/4 size (also referred to as fullsize) cellos. There are also differenttypes of cellos. Student (or basic/beginning) cellos are used for beginnersjust learning to use the instrument.Intermediate cellos are used for cellistswith years of experience, and advanced cellos are for masters of the instrument,like Yo-Yo Ma. "The cello is very anthropomorphic.It has the size and shape of a humanbeing, more than any other instrument,and matches the male and female voicerange almost exactly." Jonathan Harvey (Composer)
Create Your Free Infographic!