string bass


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Synonyms for string bass

largest and lowest member of the violin family

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Playing string bass was Paul Chambers, another musician who worked with Miles Davis.
McMahan Hall includes five studios for faculty who give lessons on large instruments such as tuba, percussion, and string bass.
In order to make the music more suitable for dancing, the arrangers added two violins, a string bass and drums.
Mid and upper bass reproduction was powerful and clean, with utterly clean string bass performance.
They hold a tenor banjo, a guitar, what appears to be an upright string bass with a round sound hole (not the more typical f-holes), and a mandolin, cuatro, or tiple-like instrument of more strings than the small image allows me to count.
A classically trained musician, he also managed a local symphony, and, in his off hours, played the string bass in a blues band.
It's for six instruments - flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, string bass and harpsichord - and, obviously, the various singers in the cast.
5 sonatas, and from his 1679 letter, that one of the accompaniment options intended by Corelli was provided by a single string bass instrument.
They kick off right after the eighth chime from the post office bell tower with the traditional 'Ojai Band Song,' sung by one of Ojai's local choir directors," writes Laura Denne, who plays string bass in the band.
For example, his sonogram's analysis revealed that the dynamic level of the trombone's fourth partial is low, so he orchestrated it with a natural harmonic played on the string bass, a much weaker sound than the others in the sonority.
The string bass, now rarely played in its traditionally Western European arco or bowed manner, is played primarily pizzicato or plucked, supplying rhythm, keeping time, and providing a harmonic foundation.
The band includes Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin); Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums); "Country" Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobro); and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar).
He will be accompanied by his trio featuring Steve Arens on string bass and Brian Duke on percussion.
Musicians performing at the fifth anniversary bash will include internationally praised banjo king Sean Moyses, drummer Nick Ward, Dennis Mowatt on brass and string bass, trumpeter Gordon Whitworth and Matt Palmer on reeds.
Kaplan played the string bass and tuba, and is immensely proud of the many pupils he led to careers in music.