Parts of the Cello

Before you start learning how to play your cello, you must first be acquainted with its parts and functions. Here are the parts of the cello:

Scroll - This is located at the top end of the cello and is also referred to as the ornamental curve of the instrument.

Pegs - The cello has four strings and it is wrapped around a peg. The peg is used to tune or alter the pitch of the cello.

Neck and Fingerboard - Both refers to the long part of the cello that is attached to the body.

The strings are pressed down on the fingerboard while playing.

Bridge - The bridge is the piece of wood that holds the strings away from the body of the cello.

F-Holes - These are the holes shaped in the letter "f" and it allows the sound to come out from the inside of the instrument.

Tailpiece - This is located at the bottom of the cello. Usually made of plastic, its function is to hold the strings.

Spike - This is located underneath the cello. It is usually made of metal and is pointed, it holds up the cello to prevent it from slipping.

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