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Upright Bass

What is an Upright Bass?

The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched bowed string instrument used in the modern symphony orchestra.  It is a standard member of the string section of the symphony 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 and bluegrass.

Like many other string instruments, the double bass is played either with a bow (arco) or by plucking the strings (pizzicato). In orchestral repertoire and tango music, both bowing and plucking styles are used. In jazz music, the bass is mostly plucked, except for some solos which are performed with the bow. In most other genres, such as blues and rockabilly, the bass is plucked. 

Source: “Double Bass.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.


Upright Bass Teachers

Below is a list of teachers that teach the Upright Bass at the Fabulous School of Music. Click on a profile to learn more.