Where you can hear the cello
History of the Cello
Like violin and viola, the cello originated in 16th-century Italy. In the 1700s it began to spread to other northern European countries, and its size became standardized.
Cello sizes and types
Today, cellists can choose from a broad range of cello sizes. Standard size is referred to as “full size” or 4/4. In addition, cellos are available in 1/16, 1/10, ⅛, ¼, ½,¾, and ⅞ varieties. The scale length of a full-size cello is about 27.5 inches.
In addition to the wooden, acoustic cello, electric cellos are also available. These can be either acoustic cellos with pickups and amplifiers, or special electric cellos with bodies resembling that of acoustic cellos, or even with entirely different body types. As with the electric violin and viola, the advantage of the electric cello is that it can produce a large sound with the help of electric sound amplification.
Check out the Cello Lesson Program across our two Houston area Locations.