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Double bass

LC control 85039150
LC classificationML920 ML925 History
MT320 MT334 Instruction
Topical headingDouble bass
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Variant(s)Bass (Stringed instrument)
Bass viol
Stand-up bass
String bass
Upright bass
See alsoBowed stringed instruments
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Found inRanjbaran, B. Ballade for unaccompanied contrabass, c1999.
New Grove, 2nd ed. WWW site, Dec. 19, 2001 (Double bass (bass, contrabass, stand-up bass, string bass, upright bass): largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in use; has four or (less often) five strings tuned in 4ths and sounds an octave lower than the cello)