Thursday, 31 May 2007

Your chance to play on the double bass




Audience to last night's Esplanade Presents: At The Concourse: Basso Bravo! were treated to a hands-on session on the double bass, the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in use, after the 30-minutes performance.

Many who are unfamiliar with the double bass may have the misconception that this bulky-looking instrument could only play slow, unexciting music and play a supporting role in any form of ensemble. In the above-mentioned performance, d'Bassists seeks to share with our audience that the double bass can play beautiful melodies too. What's more, it is fun to play on the double bass.

Photo courtesy of Eastcoastlife.


Several bloggers came to support Esplanade Presents: At The Concourse: Basso Bravo! last night. Let's see what one of them says about the performance:

Eastcoastlife:
My hubby and I enjoyed ourselves at the concert. It was fun trying out the double bass!
(Please click here to read Eastcoastlife's post on her experiences at the performance held on 30 May 2007)

If you have missed last night's performance, there is still one chance to do so tonight. Here are the details:

Esplanade Presents
At The Concourse: Basso Bravo!

Esplanade Concourse, Singapore
30 and 31 May 2007
7.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. and
8.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m.
Free.

Now, let me end this post by introducing you to some of the parts of the double bass. Enjoy:
Scrolls, pegs and peg machines.
f-hole: This is the hole where the sounds come out from the instrument.
Bridge.

Also visit:
Parts of the Double Bass (About.com: Music Education)
The double bass: parts and names (By Jonas Lohse)
The double bass - Wikipedia

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