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the term "double bass"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by arizonabass, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. arizonabass


    Feb 6, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Where did the term "double bass" come from. What is it the double of?
  2. dcardon


    Jan 31, 2002
    New York, NY
    I think the "double" refers to the instrument's function of doubling the cello/continuo line in early music.
  3. Wrong, it's about register. Please refer to one of the many previous threads on this for more detail.
  4. arizonabass


    Feb 6, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    David, since a search for "Double Bass definition" makes the forum search engine go "tilt", how would you suggest I search for that particular thread you refer to?
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
  6. arizonabass


    Feb 6, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Thank you, Chris! Now I understand -- sort of. ;)

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