Today we’re going to learn about the largest and lowest-pitched string instrument in the orchestra — the double bass. If you’re all about that bass, you don’t want to miss this episode!

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Different ways of playing the bass to achieve different sounds
  • How the bass is used in a variety of musical styles
  • Why so many basses are needed in a symphony orchestra

Links mentioned in this episode:

Busy Kids Do Music Camp

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B Minor (Bottesini)

The Elephant (Saint-Saens)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 24

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with ten performances connected to this episode’s theme. Check it out here.

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