Violins, violas, cellos, and double basses make up the large family of instruments on which strings are bowed. They come in all tones, sizes, or tessituras that will influence their uses. At Twigg Musique, we have selected exceptional string instruments that meet the requirements of professionals as well as beginners.

The cello: a unique and accessible instrument

The cello is an instrument whose strings can be bowed or even struck with the wood of the bow. It offers an exceptional sound experience, a subtle blend of sweetness and depth.
It has 4 strings C-G-D-A (from the lowest to the highest) usually made of steel, and manufacturers generally offer 3 different string tensions: low, medium, or high. The cello offers a real richness of frequencies ranging from 65 Hz to 1000 Hz.

What you may not know is that the cello is actually more affordable than one might think! Contrary to popular belief, its learning curve is much more accessible than that of the violin, offering a gentler learning curve while capturing the very essence of classical music.

What are the differences between a cello and a double bass?

The size of the instrument gives it a particular position: unlike the violin and viola, the cello is not held between the chin and shoulder but is rather held on the ground with a spike. The double bass is played in the same way, sounds lower than the cello, and is very large with a body length of about 110 centimeters. The double bass has the strings E, A, D, and G.

Protecting your instrument with elegance

Violins, like all other string instruments, are rather sensitive to environmental influences such as temperature, humidity, or dust.
Keeping your instrument in good condition also involves avoiding any type of impact: this is why it is important to keep it in its case as often as possible.

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