- 1 Is Double Bass easy to learn?
- 2 How do you size a double bass?
- 3 How long does it take to make an upright bass?
- 4 What are upright basses made of?
- 5 How thick is the top layer of a double bass?
- 6 Is violin harder than double bass?
- 7 Is Double Bass harder than cello?
- 8 How long does it take to learn the double bass?
- 9 What size is a 3/4 double bass?
- 10 How tall should my bass be?
Is Double Bass easy to learn?
The double – bass is not a difficult instrument to start on, although once you get up to Grade 4 or 5 and have to do a lot of “shifting” (i.e. moving your whole left hand up and down the fingerboard to obtain different combinations of notes instead of just your fingers) it’s just as hard as anything else.
How do you size a double bass?
A general rule for children is to choose a bass one size smaller than usual violin size for age. A smaller bass will have a shorter string length. So if the child’s hand is small, a smaller size bass would be a better fit. A smaller instrument is MUCH easier to play because of the shorter string length.
How long does it take to make an upright bass?
Learning the Craft The process of turning raw wood into a finished double bass typically takes Lloyd six weeks. This puts him on track to make around six custom basses a year with a backlog of four months worth of work.
What are upright basses made of?
The materials most often used in double bass construction for fully carved basses (the type used by professional orchestra bassists and soloists) are maple (back, neck, ribs), spruce (top), and ebony (fingerboard, tailpiece). The tailpiece may be made from other types of wood or non-wood materials.
How thick is the top layer of a double bass?
The thickest part is under the G foot, above the post between 7-10mm. The chest area is then slightly thinner 6-9mm, then it becomes thinner in the upper and lower bouts 4-7mm.
Is violin harder than double bass?
Double bass is harder if you try to put it under your chin. Violin is harder if you try to stand it upright and bow from the side. Played in their normal ways, however, both are equally difficult to master completely. The bass, especially played pizzicato, is easier to play at a level adequate for many kinds of music.
Is Double Bass harder than cello?
The repertoire for cello is much larger, and the technique for cello runs much deeper than that of the bass. So at a certain point, cello might be ” harder to learn” because the repertoire and technique are simply more difficult, but that isn’t really indicative of the inherent difficulty of the instruments.
How long does it take to learn the double bass?
If you practice enough I’d say you’d get used to moving around an upright and getting the right feel for it in about 6 weeks or 2 months. But like lowend said, get a teacher, it’ll make the transition much easier.
What size is a 3/4 double bass?
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How tall should my bass be?
Upright Bass Sizes
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