Cellos and Violins: Musical Boom

By: Stefan Rockhaus

Cellos and violins have always been an integral part of music. But the cello is comparatively more popular, due to its various capabilities; i.e. as a solo instrument, in chamber music and a base of today's orchestral sound. The word 'cello' has been derived from the Italian word 'Violoncello', which means 'little violone'. It is the more advanced form of violin.

The violin is one of the first stringed instruments that was invented in the fifteenth century, and started to become popular in the middle of the eighteenth century. It has its own significance in music. It has the ability to attract anyone through its magical and melodious sound. It is capable of touching the heart.

The cello has its own unique shape, which is broad at the top and middle, with narrow sides and bottom. A violin is made up using spruce wood for the top, and maple for the ribs and back. A good violin consists of a bridge, sound post, four strings and two end blocks. The body structure of a violin is in the shape of an hourglass, consisting of two C-bouts, a higher bout and lesser bout. Earlier violin strings were made up of nylon/gut or metal, but solid steel has taken the place of the nylon or gut.

A cello is adjusted by four strings, which are attached to different pitches. It is a complex instrument, which is made with the combination of different materials such as metal, rubber, steel and wood. However most of its body is made up of wood.

The sound of a violin depends on its wood and varnish. New improved violins are better than old violins. A cello creates rich alto sound that suits to special occasions.

Both violin and cello musical instruments come in many varieties and sizes. Beginners can start with the small sized violin or cello.

To produce the melodious sound, a violin is played with a stick in which horsehair is strung between the tip and heel at opposite ends. As far as playing a cello is concerned, it is not an easy instrument to play. It requires patience and lots of daily practice to hear its boom sounds.

It can be said that violin and cello both have their own individual significance in offering melodious sound to the listeners. One can not forget these melodious sounds, which seem to touch emotions. While the violin has its long history, the cello came into existence later on, but it is also a member of the violin family. Both are capable of producing melodious and musical sound that can appeal to anyone.

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