bass fiddle


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bass fiddle

 (bās)

dou′ble bass′

(beɪs)
n.
the largest instrument of the violin family, having three or, usu., four strings, rested vertically on the floor when played.
[1720–30]
dou′ble bass′ist, n.
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Noun1.bass fiddle - largest and lowest member of the violin familybass fiddle - largest and lowest member of the violin family
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
bowed stringed instrument, string - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
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At the first opportunity, Skinner spoke to her and she told him that her father used to play bass fiddle for Skinner's father.
Ken was also an accomplished musician playing banjo, guitar, dulcimer, bass fiddle, and bagpipes, having performed with local folk groups and several appearances at First Night Worcester.
With their syncopated rag time rhythms and big bass fiddle, the girls excel at scat vocals that'll melt the wax clean off your old victrola.
Referred to as a bass fiddle, contrabass, string bass or bull fiddle, the double bass is often confused with its close relative the cello.
It features Bill and Margot O'Sullivan on mandolin and fiddle, and Bob and Michelle Hall on guitar and bass fiddle.
Her delightfully stretched line, well-rounded technique, strawberry-blonde beauty, versatility, and charming stage presence make her a special treat in whatever she is dancing: the airy Dawn divertissement in Coppelia, the turning variation in Balanchine's Ballo della Regina, or the fleet second theme from The Four Temperaments, whereher partner spins her like a bass fiddle.
As a matter of fact, such Havanese luxuries were not even available in the remote hills of Cuba's Oriente Province, where the original son bass was not a bass fiddle but a botija fashioned out of a clay vessel.
They grow alternately along the stems to some, the shape suggests a bass fiddle.
Behind him she saw Joe, and behind Joe two other musicians with instruments, and behind them still others, and in the back, a tall man lugging a bass fiddle.
Verdun recalled: "Whenever Bob and Jeanne went shopping for a new car, the final test was to assure that a bass fiddle would fit.