String Instruments
The Differences Between Cello and Double Bass

The Differences Between Cello and Double Bass

Cello and double bass are both string instruments from the Violin family. However, the double bass is significantly larger. Compared to cello, a double bass has a much deeper sound with the latter being tuned in the 4ths. A Cello is tuned in perfect 5ths and has a more melodic, richer sound.  When two ...

The 10 Best Cello Lessons Online (Free and Paid)

The 10 Best Cello Lessons Online (Free and Paid)

Cello lessons are great for beginners and experts alike. A cello lesson is a rewarding experience that will make you feel creative and accomplished! It’s also a fantastic instrument to learn if you want to make beautiful music while improving your dexterity. If you're looking to learn how to play the cello, you're ...

10 Different Types of Harps

10 Different Types of Harps

There are many different types of harps with different designs that originated in different countries. Only a few types of this long-surviving instrument are still popular while the others have faded into obscurity. Harps are one of the calmest and heavenly instruments in the world. You may have found a scene in ...

Fiddle vs Violin – What are the Differences?

Fiddle vs Violin – What are the Differences?

The fiddle and violin are the same instrument. The different terms are used depending on what style of music of being played. The term violin is used for classical music, whereas the term fiddle is more often used for folk, bluegrass, or country music. However, there can be slight differences in instrument setup, ...

The 5 Best Banjos for Beginners (2022)

The 5 Best Banjos for Beginners (2022)

This article includes our pick of the best banjos for beginners to suit all budgets, ranging from basic beginner banjos to get you started, higher-quality ones that will last many years, to more light-weight travel-friendly options.  Later in the post, you will also find answers to some of the most common questions ...

Instruments in Carnatic Music (Percussion and Stringed)

Instruments in Carnatic Music (Percussion and Stringed)

Carnatic or Karnatak (as in the state Karnataka, India) music evolved from the Hindu traditions in Southern Indian between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal. It remained similar to the musical traditions of the north for the early half of its existence. Carnatic music generally involves an ensemble of musicians ...

The 7 Best Autoharps for Beginners and Pros (2022)

The 7 Best Autoharps for Beginners and Pros (2022)

The Autoharp is not the most widely-known instrument, but its distinctive sound and easy method of playing make it very rewarding to play. (Pictured above: An autoharp by Oscar Schmidt (left), and June Carter Cash playing an Autoharp). The Autoharp was invented in the late 19th century and it’s claimed by ...

10 of the Best Violin Lessons Websites Online (2022)

10 of the Best Violin Lessons Websites Online (2022)

Old or young, it’s never too late to start learning how to play an instrument, and when you start looking for a way to learn how to play violin online, you will be flushed with thousands of websites offering you both free and paid ways to learn. Because of the overwhelming number of classes online, I've made this ...

List of String Instruments in an Orchestra

List of String Instruments in an Orchestra

String instruments in an orchestra include the violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, piano, and guitar. While there are many other types of stringed instruments, these are the types that are used the vast majority of the time.We could say that all instruments in an orchestra can be classified into four large ...

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