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.
© Raili Tanska