2 The Bow Most string instruments are played using a bow The bow is a piece of wood with horse hair stretch from one end to the otherThe bow is then pulled across the string of the string instrument
3 Violin The first and smallest of 4 classical string instruments The main melodic instrument of the orchestraMade in different sizes depending on how big YOU are.
4 ViolinMany classical composers loved this instrument and wrote for them all the time.The best violin player in the orchestra is called the concertmaster – their job is to take over if the conductor is not there.
5 Viola Looks and played exactly the same as a violin. Plays in the ALTO CLEF!!!Bigger than the violin and it plays lower.
6 Cello String Instrument that is played sitting down. Plays in the bass clef.Much lower than violin or viola
7 String Bass So big you must stand up to play it. Plays in the bass clef.Plays the bass part in the orchestra
8 String Bass String Bass is also used in Jazz Band This time the we don’t use a bow – the bass is plucked