The Double Bass is the biggest bow instrument and also the one who reaches the lowest notes. Its sound is produced through the friction of the bow on its thick strings or through the pizzicato. It belongs to the family of the violin, the viola and the cello, although its shape is more similar to the viola da gamba, a baroque instrument. For its dimension, it is played either standing or seating in a high bench. Likewise as the other strings, you will learn to adapt the bow pressure on each string, producing the typical deep and loud sound of the double bass:
The double bass is also a popular instrument in jazz and world music, where its versatility is explored in many alternative ways:
The double bass sheet music is written in the bass clef, although the double bass produces notes one octave below than the written ones.
You can begin to learn the double bass with a double bass from the Cascais Music School. Check for more information at our Shop.
Meet the Double Bass Teachers from the Cascais Music School.