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The string bass also known as the double bass and bass violin is widely used in a symphony orchestra in the left andor right back rows The string basss strings are four notes apart like most other music instruments and unlike the five notes apart that some other odd instruments areThe string bass belongs to the string family Most stringed instruments are found in orchestras The string bass is also the largest instrument in the string family It is a lot like a larger version of the viola The string bass plays the lowest notes in this family The strings that are quite large play the notes E A D and G Most of the music is written in either F of bass clef The string bass sounds an octave higher than what is written In modern time composers write the music in tenor and treble clefsThe string bass is used in orchestras for background and strength It is also used to show sadness gloom or stress It is rare that any string bass solos are performed but a few modern composers are starting to put them in One famous piece the string bass is featured in is Beethovens Septet from the year 1800In 1987 Jeffrey Turner a bass player joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra or PSO Before that he was in the New American Chamber Orchestra He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music from the University of Rochester He also serves at places like Duquesne University and City Music Centers Young Bassist ProgramThree stringed basses were common in the 18th and 19th centuries These were often tuned for A D and G These still are in existence in the some Eastern European folk music Early basses in the 16th and 17th centuries had four or five strings and sometimes six in rare cases The fifth string tuned to the C above the G String was added on modern
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