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hey all..could someone fill me in? :)

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by m_jazz_r, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. m_jazz_r


    Dec 29, 2001
    Wuz up?
    i'm currently writing a peice
    of music 4 strings, and since
    i don't play bass, i am a litttle
    confused about what clef the
    bass is written in. i know that
    the clef can vary from bass to
    treble to tenor, but could someone
    clear this up?

    thanx a bunch..
    M_Jazz :cool:
  2. nickchalk


    Jan 30, 2001
    The double bass, in an orchestral context, is usually written in bass clef. Solo pieces often get written in treble or tenor clef for the ease of reading (less ledger lines).

    Also, everything written sounds an octave lower, including in tenor and treble clef.
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Normally, the lowest note written for bass is the E below the staff (first ledger line below), anything lower requires a 5 string or C extension. Depending on the expected level of the player you are targeting, beginner charts will go to C above the staff (first ledger line) up to G or A above the staff (3 ledger lines and more) for more advanced players.

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