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The cello (also known as the violoncello) is a stringed instrument, closely related to the violin. Unlike the violin, the cello is much larger, and is played in an upright position between the legs of the seated musician, with the player drawing their bow horizontally across the strings.

The cello plays notes on the bass clef, and has 4 strings tuned in fifths: C (the lowest), G, D and A (below middle C) - these are tuned exactly one octave below the viola.

Well known cellists include: