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String Instrument Sizing Guide
This guide is intended to give you a rough idea of the size of instrument your or your child will require. Please note that this is a rough guide only. For best results, you should consult with our string experts or your teacher before purchasing or renting.
THIS IS A GENERAL GUIDE ONLY
One of the most important tasks we find ourselves undertaking at Simply for Strings is to size a student for their instrument. Whilst we always check sizing when you purchase an instrument, it is also important to talk to your teacher first about their thoughts on the appropriate size instrument. It is important to remember that we always err on the side of caution when it comes to instrument sizing. Unlike clothes, you cannot ‘grow into’ an instrument. If the instrument is too large then you will find yourself in severe pain when practising or performing. This often leads to a decrease in practice (and interest), which inevitably leads to the player choosing to forgo learning an instrument. Play pain-free and start with the right size violin, viola, cello or double bass from Simply for Strings.

Measuring Guide for Violin & Viola

Measure in centimeters from the neck to the middle of the palm.

SIZING FOR VIOLNS

Directions for Measuring: With the player’s arm fully extended and parallel to the floor, measure in centimetres from the neck to the middle of the palm.

SIZE OF VIOLIN MEASUREMENT (CM) AVERAGE AGE OF CHILD
1/16 35 - 38 CM 3 - 4 YRS
1/10 39 - 42 CM 4 - 5 YRS
1/8 43 - 46 CM 5 - 6 YRS
1/4 47 - 51 CM 6 -7 YRS
1/2 52 - 56 CM 7 - 8 YRS
3/4 57 - 60 CM 9 - 11 YRS
4/4 > 60 CM 11 - 13+ YRS
SIZING FOR VIOLAS

Directions for Measuring: With the player’s arm fully extended and parallel to the floor, measure in centimetres from the neck to the middle of the palm.

SIZE OF VIOLIA MEASUREMENT (CM)
12" 53 - 55 CM
13" 55 - 59 CM
14" 59 - 63 CM
15" 63 - 65 CM
15" 1/2 65 - 67 CM
16" >67 CM
SIZING FOR CELLOS

Directions for Measuring: Sizing cellos is slightly more complicated than sizing violins and violas. The student should be seated at the edge of a chair such that the knees are bent at a ninety-degree angle (feet flat on the floor). The upper edge (back of cello near where the neck joins the body) of the instrument should rest in the centre of the chest (on the sternum) and the C peg should be slightly behind the left ear. The knees should lightly grip the lower bouts ensuring that the corners do not dig into the side of legs. (Corners should be slightly above the inside of the knees). The student should be able to reach both ends of the fingerboard with ease. The chart below shows approximate sizing by age.

Note: 7/8 size cellos are available as well. This can be a useful transitional size or a more comfortable option for those players who prefer a slightly smaller instrument.

SIZE OF CELLO AGE OF CHILD
1/10 4 - 5 YRS
1/8 5 - 6 YRS
1/4 6 - 8 YRS
1/2 8 - 10 YRS
3/4 10 - 12 YRS
4/4 12 - 13+ YRS
SIZING FOR DOUBLE BASSES

Directions for Measuring: The 3/4 size double bass is the standard size for adults. 7/8 size basses and 4/4 sizes basses are made but they are less commonly used. As a rough guideline, when both the bass and the player are standing upright, the bridge should be approximately at the same height as the large knuckles of the student's right hand. The most important issue is that the instrument is comfortable and that the student can reach the higher registers of the fingerboard without difficulty.
The chart below shows approximate sizing by age.

SIZE OF BASS AGE OF CHILD
1/16 3 - 4 YRS
1/10 4 - 5 YRS
1/8 5 - 7 YRS
1/4 7 - 9 YRS
1/2 9 - 13 YRS
3/4 13+ YRS

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This series offers a versatile selection of music for violin, viola, and cello. Each book contains carefully edited arrangements appropriate to each instrument, and is well suited for level 2-3 students. The CD includes a fully orchestrated demo track of each song, which features a live instrumental solo performance, followed by a play-along track. Also included are PDFs of piano accompaniments, and Alfred's Tempo Changer Software. 

Titles: A Whiter Shade of Pale (The Sopranos) * All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor) * Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) (Arthur) * As Time Goes By (Casablanca) * Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell) * Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day) * Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino) * Can’t Fight the Moonlight (Coyote Ugly) * Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King) * Concerning Hobbits (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) * Cool Kids (Echosmith) * Corpse Bride (Main Title) (Corpse Bride) * Diamonds Are Forever (Diamonds Are Forever) * Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (The Wizard of Oz) * Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey) * Falling Slowly (Once) * Fame (Fame) * Follow the Yellow Brick Road (The Wizard of Oz) * For Your Eyes Only (For Your Eyes Only) * Ghostbusters Theme (Ghostbusters) * Goldfinger (Goldfinger) * Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) * He’s a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) * Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) * I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Armageddon) * In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) * James Bond Theme (Dr. No) * Let It Go (Frozen) * Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) * Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) * Roar (Katy Perry) * (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) * See You Again (Furious 7) * Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) * Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) * Star Wars (Main Theme) (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) * Summertime (Porgy and Bess) * The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Main Title) * The Great Escape (Main Title) * The Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) * The Magnificent Seven (Main Title) * The Notebook (Main Title) * The Prayer (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli) * The Windmills of Your Mind (The Thomas Crowne Affair) * Theme from Superman * We Are Young (fun.) * You Only Live Twice (You Only Live Twice) * You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban) * You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story).

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