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					Mr. Ball’s
other Life.
    Introducing the Double Bass
•   The big bass
•   The double bass
•   The elephant
•   The Stand-up
•   The bass fiddle
•   NOT THE CELLO
 A quick history of the big bass
• Although there has ALWAYS been a low
  instrument in any music, the dbl dates
  back to the mid-1500’s
• Originally an orchestral instrument, but
  was tough to hear. Usually needed a few
  instruments to be heard above high strings
  and horns.
         History…continued
• Steel strings and modernization has made
  the bass more versatile in the modern era.
  – Major element in folk, jazz, big
    band…anything that needs to swing!
  – As the bass has found it’s voice, written music
    has become more complicated and will now
    actually feature the bass. Pretty cool.
       The Bass is the BASE
• No band can survive without a bass.
  – Connects the melody with the harmony
  – Connects the rhythm section with the front
    line players
  – The bass can provide support in both treble
    and bass clef
So what’s my job as a jazz bassist?
• Set the tone / mood in a song.
• Maintain or steer a tempo w/ other rhythm
  instruments
• ‘Walk’ the line
• Play a melody (at times)
• SOLO!
Building the Walking Line




D-7b5
        And now for a demo
• First chorus – Back it up…support the
  melody.
• Second chorus – Walk it
• Third chorus – solo

				
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