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string bass

 (bās)

string bass

(beɪs)
n
(Instruments) another name for double bass

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.string bass - largest and lowest member of the violin familystring bass - 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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He will be accompanied by his trio, featuring Steve Arens on string bass and Brian Duke on percussion.
The dynamic range of the Noble Audio Kaiser Encore is fabulous - every sound from the lightest touch of a cymbal to the pluck of a thick string bass all just flows through like you are right there.
Currently, there are openings for 2nd bassoon, cello, string bass, and subs for all instruments.
This review addresses only Part 4-Reading, Sight Reading Is Easy, the second level of the Part 4-Reading written for cello and adapted for violin, viola and string bass in four unison books.
Ukelele, string bass, trombone, trumpet, clarinet and a smattering of percussion enrich these gentle, cheerful songs.
The 25 members of the Community Chorus will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra, with professional musicians playing harp, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe, violin, string bass and piano.
To me, they would work best in background music settings (with multiple repeats/verses), and the horn could easily be paired with any bass clef instrument, trombone, cello, bassoon, euphonium, tuba, and especially string bass.
The band consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar).
On November 8, WFU Professor David Phillips of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program will speak about Ryoan-ji, the Zen rock garden in Kyoto, Japan, followed by a performance of Cage's Ryoan-ji for String Bass by alumnus Jorge Mendez Estrada in the Hanes Art Gallery, where several of Cage's Ryoan-ji drawings will be on display.
He added: "With crunching guitars teetering on the brink of feedback and the sledgehammer rhythm section of Lewis Brett on drums and Jim Brown on five string bass, this was authentic brooding Americana from Newcastle - Byker gothic, if you like".
When he was in elementary school, Jaffe began studying the string bass with jazz bassist and sousaphonist Walter Payton, who taught band.
Referred to as a bass fiddle, contrabass, string bass or bull fiddle, the double bass is often confused with its close relative the cello.