Western stringed instruments consist of violin, viola, cello and double bass. These Four bowed instruments give out a melodious sound and can be played both solo and in an orchestra. Violin has the highest notes in the stringed instruments and is easily portable. Viola has a lower note than the violin it has a deep sweet sound and also easily portable. Cello is an instrument where the player has to sit and play and has a deep, smooth sound, Double bass is a large instrument and has the lowest bass notes used as support and backup in an orchestra.