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The '''cello''' (pronounced /ˈtʃɛloʊ/ CHEL-oh; plural '''cellos''' or '''celli''') is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin, viola and the contrabass.
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[[File:94-merton graves.png|thumb|right|200px|[[Merton Graves]] playing the cello.]]
The word derives from the Italian 'violoncello'. The word derives ultimately from vitula, meaning a stringed instrument. A person who plays a cello is called a cellist. The cello is used as a solo instrument, in chamber music, in a string orchestra and as a member of the string section of an orchestra. It is the second largest bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest.
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The '''cello''' is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin, viola and the contrabass.<ref>[[Wikipedia:Cello|"Cello"]] on [[Wikipedia:Main page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
Cellos were derived from other mid-to-large sized bowed instruments in the 16th century, such as the viola da gamba, and the generally smaller and squarer viola da braccio, and such instruments were made by members of the Amati family of luthiers. The invention of wire-wrapped strings in Bologna gave the cello greater versatility. By the 18th century the cello had largely replaced other mid-sized bowed instruments. [[Merton Graves]] used a cello when playing.
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[[Merton Graves]] was a cellist, and played for popular wizarding band [[Weird Sisters|The Weird Sisters]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]] {{Comment|Possibly}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}
*''[[Famous Wizard Card]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Comment|Indirectly}}
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[[Category:Musical instruments]]

Revision as of 14:07, April 16, 2011

94-merton graves

Merton Graves playing the cello.

The cello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin, viola and the contrabass.[1]

Merton Graves was a cellist, and played for popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Appearances

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