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  1. bass fiddle, bass viol, bull fiddle, double bass, contrabass, string bass(adj)

    largest and lowest member of the violin family

  2. contrabass, double-bass(adj)

    pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range

    "contrabass or double-bass clarinet"

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  1. double bass(Noun)

    (music) The largest stringed instrument of the violin family.

  2. double bass(Noun)

    The deepest of all male voices.

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  1. Double bass

    The double bass, also called the string bass, upright bass, bass fiddle, bass violin, doghouse bass, contrabass, bass viol, stand-up bass, bull fiddle or simply bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the violin family in the modern symphony orchestra, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2. The double bass is a standard member of the string section of the orchestra and smaller string ensembles in Western classical music. In addition, it is used in other genres such as jazz, 1950s-style blues and rock and roll, rockabilly/psychobilly, traditional country music, bluegrass, tango and many types of folk music. A person who plays the double bass is usually referred to as a bassist. The contrabass violin is the version of the double-bass used in the violin octet; it is larger than the usual double bass and was originally intended to be tuned in 5ths C1-G1-D2-A2. However practical considerations have induced some players to tune it in 4ths E1-A1-D2-G2 like the usual double bass. The double bass is a transposing instrument and sounds one octave lower than notated.


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