“No matter what kind of music you’re playing, the bass enhances the sound and makes it more beautiful and full”. Charlie Haden
The Double bass is a sturdy stringed instrument, relatively modern and indispensable in the modern symphony orchestra. It is the largest, deep toned and lowest pitched instrument which is a hybrid between the ‘gamba and the violin family’. This bass fiddle primarily originated in Europe and lately recognized globally. The bass viol was mainly utilized to enhance the bass line of large ensembles.
The contrabass offers the rhythmic foundation in the orchestra and is popularly used in jazz, folk and in dance music. Also, the string bass is widely used in concert and military bands. The strings are often played with fingers or with different types of bows. If you would like to know more about the bass, we are happy to offer a free trial to acquaint you to the ‘Double Bass’