Want to make your violin sound like a cello?

30 August 2017, 09:48 | Updated: 30 August 2017, 10:51

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

One little trick and BAM, you’ve got yourself a brand-new string instrument.

Violinist Esther Abrami has come up with a brilliant trick to make a violin sound like a cello: and literally all you have to do is replace the strings.

Strings manufacturer D’Addario has made a new set of strings called the Helicore Octave strings, which let you play the violin an octave lower than normal tuning.

So all you need to do is remove your normal violin strings, and replace them with the Helicore Octaves.

Ready to hear the finished product of Esther playing Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major?

Step 1: Skip to 1:31 and close your eyes

Step 2: enjoy


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