The Swan, Viola and

for cello


Learn how to play the notes of "The Swan, Viola and Cello" on cello for free using our animated scrolling tablature for the easiest way to quickly learn the music. Enjoy playing along with 3 backing tracks which you can control with the track display. Use this tutorial with our tab to learn the song without having to read notes in sheet music.

Composed by: Camille Saint-Saens
Uploaded February 4, 2016
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The Swan is a movement from Saint-Saëns' famous work, The Carnival of the Animals. In the original, the cello is featured to represent the beauty and grace of a swimming swan. Other movements in the piece present an elephant represented by double bass, a cuckoo represented by clarinet, fossils represented by xylophone, and many other short sections depicting various creatures.
This arrangement is made for viola solo with accompaniment by cello, so the role is reversed for the cellist. Violists, please enjoy learning this beautiful melody, and ask a cellist friend to accompany you!