THE ORCHESTRA: A USER'S MANUAL

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Introduction Orchestration Orchestration Resources Historical Andrew Hugill
  Philharmonia

DOUBLE BASS


Section: Strings
Transposing? Yes

Construction
Range
Bowing
Plucking
Left Hand
Mute/Harmonics
Chords
Extended
Player's Tips and Tricks

Links

 

Corin Long offers tips and tricks on double bass writing, from a player's perspective

Damaging the instrument
False harmonics
Ferrule pizzicato
Foundation of the orchestra
Harmonics - notation
Harmonics - consistency
High register
Pizzicato/arco changeover
Shifting positions
Unwieldy writing