String Instruments

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What are some of the instruments of the orchestra?

String Instruments

The string instruments usually found in the orchestra are, from smallest to largest, the violin, the viola, the violincello (usually referred to as the 'cello) and the contrabass (also called the double bass). Violins and violas are played held inplace under the chin; 'cellos and contrabasses are played supported by a peg resting on the floor.



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