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String instrument - Instruments in This Family

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String instrument: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the String instrument instruments family is included along with photos when available. Other string instruments and Gusle are included on this list. {#nodes}
  • Bowed string instruments are a subcategory of string instruments that are played by a bow rubbing the strings. The bow rubbing the string causes vibration which the instrument emits as sound....  more
  • The cello or violoncello 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 and viola. The cello is used as a solo musical instrument, as well as in chamber music ensembles, string orchestras, as a member of the string section of symphony orchestras, and some rock bands. It is the second-largest bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, the double bass being the largest. 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...  more
  • A chanzy is a three-stringed lute instrument from the Tuvan Republic. It is most commonly used to accompany throat singing. It has nylon strings and is tuned F2, C3, F3 or D2 A2 D3 or C2 G2 C3...  more
  • The double bass, or upright bass, also called the string bass, contrabass, bass viol, stand-up bass, bull fiddle or simply bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the violin family in the modern symphony orchestra, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2. The double bass is a standard member of the orchestra, smaller string ensembles, and the concert band in Western classical music. The bass is used in a range of genres, such as jazz, 1950s-style blues and rock and roll, rockabilly/psychobilly, traditional country music, bluegrass, tango and many types of folk music. A person who plays the double bass is usually referred to as a bassist or bass player. The...  more