Cello and Bass Range

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by King David, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. King David

    King David

    Dec 13, 1999
    I was in a band last night. We added a cello for fun. I play a 5 string bass guitar. My question is what is the tuning for a cello. I do not wish to musically step on the cello, so i would like to know where to stay away from.

    I think and upright bass is the same tuning as a 4 string bass guitar.

    What is the lowest note that is played on a traditionally tuned cello?
  2. jazzbass72


    Jun 26, 2003
    New York, NY
    On your bass, It's the C on your A string, third fret.
    Your low C (on the B string) will sound exactly one octave below the lowest note that the cello can play.

    Hope this helps,