Soul stirring music

Charley’s  post  over at Crazy Life reminded just how much I love listening to the deep tones of the cello. So I hunted down a few video clips to share with you.

Did you know that the cello’s four strings are tuned in perfect fifths? That’s pretty important in the world of music. Here’s why –

The perfect fifth is the most important interval in tonal harmony… and it is used for tuning string instruments. It is a constituent interval for the fundamental chords of tonal harmony.” Wikipedia

I even found a Finnish cello metal band called Apocalyptica ! The band is composed of classically trained cellists, graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki,  and a drummer.

 The cello’s low pitch is only beaten by that of the double bass. And here it is for comparison.

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26 thoughts on “Soul stirring music

  1. You KNOW how I love The Piano Guys! Local boys from Saint George!!! And I am STILL playing their cover of Amazing Grace/Fight Song you sent! 😀 Awesome videos. Metallica and cello? Who would have thunk it? I have a favorite cello cd. It’s Steven Sharp Nelson’s “Sacred Cello,” who just HAPPENS TO BE one of The Piano Guys!!! 😀

    1. I did think of you when I put in the Piano Guys. There were several options, but then I found one of only cellos, so it was a no brainer. Good to know I hit the spot for you 😀

      1. I have a soft spot for metal – particularly when it’s innovative. (Or maybe I’m just partial to men with long hair.) I had a look on YouTube for more of Apocalyptica, and came across them doing Greig’s Hall of the Mountain King. Talk about cosmopolitan!

  2. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say great blog!

    1. Thank you. I’m sorry your comment has ‘disappeared’. I HAVE been away without internet access for a couple of days, so maybe it is in the pipeline somewhere. I am going through a whole lot of backlog! Anyway, thank you so much. I really do hope I will come across your original comment 🙂

      1. I have checked the Pending, Trash and Spam folders – who knows why, but sometimes comments get funnelled into those pending approval, but alas, I did not find your original 😦

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