A Stringed Instrument by lyndemc

A Stringed Instrument

Since this has turned into a cello anatomy "class", I guess I'll continue on with information about the various parts of the instrument.

All sound is nothing more than vibration traveling through air (or water), and when it comes to musical tone, all instruments produce pitch through the control of vibrating objects. On a cello, those objects are the strings. The four strings of a cello (pitch A, D, G C) make sound by being vibrated by a bow that is drawn across them. The sound of the vibrating strings resonate through the body of the cello (which is carved specifically for the best acoustic echo.) Cello strings can also be 'plucked' to create sound; this is known as "pizzicato".
Historically, cello strings had cores made out of 'catgut', which, despite its name is made from sheep or goat intestines that were dried out. Modern strings are now wound with metallic materials like aluminum, titanium and chromium. I'm happy knowing that's what my fingers are pressing down on instead of the earlier material. :)
Sources:paraphrased
https://ourpastimes.com/how-does-a-harp-make-sound-12167680.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello
Great information!
April 14th, 2020  
Oh I love the tones here.
April 14th, 2020  
Thanks for the lessons! I like thevtension that comes through at the middle of "modern" strings!
April 15th, 2020  
You chose a really nice way to show this part. Nice dof
April 15th, 2020  
Like the subtle effect!
April 15th, 2020  
Cool capture.
April 15th, 2020  
Great shot
April 15th, 2020  
Great capture- like the little bit of focus on the wood grain
April 15th, 2020  
Fabulous shot and great info! I now listen to Hauser with a total different knowledge (I look closer too) :)
April 15th, 2020  
You are making a great series and cello tutorial Denise.
April 15th, 2020  
Silly question..... do cellos only play variations of ADGC??

Love this abstract cello!!
April 15th, 2020  
What a very nice abstract it had produced. :)
April 15th, 2020  
I'm so impressed with your series of cello photos, all so very different and all very imaginative.
April 15th, 2020  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond No question is silly. A,D,G,and C are what notes or sounds are heard when the string is played without any fingers touching or holding the strings down, also known as "open strings". The lowest note a cello can play is that bass (open) C. To be honest, I'm not sure what the highest note that can be played is... it would be what ever the farthest point up on the fingerboard (a picture of which will be featured later, but it's the dark wood in this photo) that could be touched to produce sound when the bow is moved over the string. I'll have to check that out sometime when I'm practicing! Thanks for your continued interest and enthusiasm about my project. You inspire me.
April 15th, 2020  
Love the feel of this image and I really like your processing. fav.
April 15th, 2020  
Lovely macro
April 18th, 2020  
Wow. So interesting, and I love your dreamy processing for this shot.
April 19th, 2020  
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