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Double bass guitar

Double bass guitar

The double bass is the only modern bowed string instrument that is tuned in fourths (like a bass guitar or viol), rather than fifths, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2.
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Double bass.

String instrument
Developed15th–19th century
Playing range
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  1. Is a double bass lower than a bass guitar?
  2. Can bass guitarists play double bass?
  3. Whats the difference between a bass and a double bass?

Is a double bass lower than a bass guitar?

The difference between a bass guitar and a double bass is that the bass guitar is smaller, it's held perpendicular to the player's body, it's often amplified via a bass amplifier, and it's played with fingers or a pick. Double basses are larger, they're stood upright, and they can be played with a bow.

Can bass guitarists play double bass?

In this bass lesson we're going to talk about how to switch from Bass Guitar to Double Bass or Upright Bass. It's very common for musicians to 'double' or play both basses. ... This blog will give you my 5 top tips to learn the Double Bass if you are already a bass guitar player.

Whats the difference between a bass and a double bass?

The double bass, also known as the upright bass, standup bass, or contrabass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. Unlike the bass guitar, it is not a member of the guitar-family of instruments. It's the only modern bowed string instrument that is tuned in fourths.

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