Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 24: All About that [Double] Bass


Episode #24 of Busy Kids Love Music invites you to embark on a deep, resonant journey into the heart of the orchestra—the mighty double bass. If you’re all about that bass, this episode is tailor-made for you. Join me as we uncover the secrets, versatility, and captivating presence of the largest and lowest-pitched string instrument that anchors the symphony orchestra.

Dive into the world of the double bass as we explore the various techniques employed to produce different sounds.  In this episode, I showcase the incredible versatility of the double bass, which transcends the boundaries of classical music. Explore its role in various musical styles, from the groovy rhythms of jazz to the pulsating beats of rock and the foundational support it provides in contemporary genres. The double bass proves that its commanding presence extends far beyond the orchestral stage.

Unravel the mystery of why symphony orchestras often boast multiple double basses. Discover the unique role these instruments play in anchoring the orchestra’s sound, providing a solid foundation for the entire ensemble. Learn how the synergy of multiple basses creates a rich and resonant sonic landscape that defines the symphonic experience.

Busy Kids Love Music is committed to making classical music and its diverse instruments accessible and enjoyable for young minds. Episode #24 not only celebrates the grandeur of the double bass but also provides educational insights into its unique characteristics, playing techniques, and the integral role it plays in musical ensembles.

Whether you’re a parent eager to introduce your child to the rich sounds of orchestral instruments or a young listener excited to learn about the powerhouse of the orchestra, Episode #24 is a must-listen. Subscribe to Busy Kids Love Music on your preferred podcast platform, and let the deep, resonant tones of the double bass transport you into a world of musical wonder.

Join me in celebrating the majesty of the double bass. Happy listening!

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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