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Double basses were created at the time when Opera was still going. They belong to violin family and create loud low frequency sound. After the time when Double Basses were introduced, music writers started writing music for cello players in Treble Clefs as well.

Apart from traditional Opera and Symphonies, Double Basses are also used to play modern Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass music and more. Generally, the double bass’ acoustic sound is recorded as it is. But for a better production quality, Jazz and Blues players had started using electrical equipment to record Double Bass.

Double bass can be played with a bow and by plucking strings too. Plucking and bowing the strings is generally done by right hand. While the left-hand presses strings into the fretboard, to change notes. Double Bass can be played while standing up and sitting down, both. Following are, few basic components from the western music theory, which is common for all instruments.

Basic Components of Western Music theory

  • Pitch:- Pitch can be defined as how high or how low a note gets. It is directly proportional to the frequency of a sound. Pitch of a sound is very particular and it cannot be matched, even by a similar sound produced by a different equipment.
  • Scales:- Scales came out as patterns in music which sensibly completes a music circle. A musical scale is made up of notes with a certain pattern to follow. For example, there are major scales in music which follows “Root Note-Tone-Tone-Semitone-Tone-Tone-Tone-Semitone” pattern. The last note of which again comes out to be the root note. There are a lot of other scales in music.
  • Consonance and Dissonance:- Pick a note on any musical instrument. There are a number of consonance and dissonance for a note within its own scales. Consonant notes sound complete when played together. Dissonant notes give a feeling of incompleteness.
  • Chord:- Chords can be defined as notes in a scale, which when played together, create a sensible sound. It can only be consonant notes or a combination of consonant and dissonant notes. For example, to play a major chord in any scale, you need to pick the first, third and fifth note from that scale. Play the selected notes together. You have got your chord.