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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Jon_West, Apr 20, 2010.
I'll take guitar... even cello.
Do you play a hofner?
You should bust out The Devil Went Down to Georgia next time.
No, a Curbow.
It is fretless, so maybe that's what confused 'em. :scowl:
You'd take cello but not violin? You know a cello is a violin, right?
"I would even take fiddle, but not violin!!"
I'll take cello but not bass guitar!
Ar? Same family, but violin's a little tucked under your chin instrument, and cello is an upright, lower register instrument...
Cello. Short for violoncello. It's a violin.
Horseradish is a horse.
Terrible analogy. He's probably technically right. It can always be debated, but I like to learn towards "eeeh....who cares?" A rose by any other name...
i'd have to agree. i don't think a cello is a violin.
Don't joke about that stuff. My calculus teacher can prove it.
According to wikipedia ninja, he isn't even technically right.
"The name Cello is an abbreviation of the Italian violoncello, which means "little violone", referring to the violone ("big viol"), the lowest-pitched instrument of the viol family, the group of string instruments that were superseded by the violin family."
Then there's this page, which completely contradicts itself:
Seems like it'd be more accurate to call them both "violas". If a "violoncello" means "little/big viola" and "violin" means "little viola", then how is a cello a violin? How can a cello be a "little/big/little viola" which is what you'd end up with semantically?
Well that's wikipedia for you. For the record, the cello is part of the violin family, not the viol family. Part of the problem seems to arise from the fact that viola/violone was originally just a generic term for a stringed instrument.
Yeah. It looks like at some point the term "violin family" simply became the preferred nomenclature, which makes for some bizarre semantic extrapolations.
I get in trouble for using wiki as a refference in my college.... I even think the creator of the sight started a disclaimer about it.
No, it's a large radish like tuber. It is named for its size as compared to a radish, as one would compare a horse to a person.