Training Tunes - Netflix

Trevor Nelson presents a series where he finds out how music is integral to sporting heroes.

Training Tunes - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2016-02-27

Training Tunes - Double bass - Netflix

The double bass, or simply the bass (and numerous other names), is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. It is a transposing instrument and is typically notated one octave higher than tuned to avoid excessive ledger lines below the staff. The double bass is the only modern bowed string instrument that is tuned in fourths (like a viol), rather than fifths, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2. The instrument's exact lineage is still a matter of some debate, with scholars divided on whether the bass is derived from the viol or the violin family. However the body shape especially where it curves into the neck matches the Viol family whereas in the rest of the violin family, the body meets the neck with no blending curve. The double bass is a standard member of the orchestra's string section, as well as the concert band, and is featured in concertos, solo and chamber music in Western classical music. The bass is used in a range of 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. The double bass is played with a bow (arco) or by plucking the strings (pizzicato). In orchestral repertoire and tango music, both arco and pizzicato are employed. In jazz, blues, and rockabilly, pizzicato is the norm. Classical music uses the natural sound produced acoustically by the instrument, as does traditional bluegrass. In jazz, blues, and related genres, the bass is frequently amplified.

Training Tunes - Description - Netflix

The double bass stands around 180 cm (6 feet) from scroll to endpin. However, other sizes are available, such as a ​1⁄2 or ​3⁄4, which serve to accommodate a player's height and hand size. These sizes do not reflect the size relative to a full size, or ​4⁄4 bass; a ​1⁄2 bass is not half the size of a bass but is only slightly smaller. It is typically constructed from several types of wood, including maple for the back, spruce for the top, and ebony for the fingerboard. It is uncertain whether the instrument is a descendant of the viola da gamba or of the violin, but it is traditionally aligned with the violin family. While the double bass is nearly identical in construction to other violin family instruments, it also embodies features found in the older viol family.

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