#1
Okay, this upcoming school year I'm playing stand-up bass in my school's band
so me not playing any instruments other than guitar and electric bass, would playing stand up bass just be like playing bass flipped up or is it an entirely different instrument and i'd have a difficult time learning it?
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#2
IT'S CALLED A DOUBLE BASS, JESUS.

Sorry, had to get that out.

I've recently gone from playing electric to double, and it isn't as difficult as it seems.

Just make sure you have a marker for where major frets should be, ie 3rd 5th 7th. Use tape or a small sticker, or something like that.
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#8
I don't actually play it, but I've played them for a few minutes at a time in music stores before. It doesn't seem like it would be hard at all once you get used to the frets not being there. Especially since you could "cheat" and mark where the notes are.
#9
That depends, are you a midget?
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IT'S CALLED A DOUBLE BASS, JESUS.

Sorry, had to get that out.

I've recently gone from playing electric to double, and it isn't as difficult as it seems.

Just make sure you have a marker for where major frets should be, ie 3rd 5th 7th. Use tape or a small sticker, or something like that.


It's also called an upright bass.
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#11
Y'know, I really learned something today. I thought that umm... that they were all cellos. I thought cellos were played in Jazz and Classical and now I stand corrected. Ty TS, tyvm.
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#12
I tried for about a week, I didn't really like it. Although I'm a guitar player, not really a bassist, so the huge strings and the lack of frets threw me off. And the bowing was not fun, I've never been more ashamed of a sound I produced.
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Y'know, I really learned something today. I thought that umm... that they were all cellos. I thought cellos were played in Jazz and Classical and now I stand corrected. Ty TS, tyvm.


Well, cellos are smaller, but still have the same tuning as a bass. And they are played in Jazz and Classical. So, your thoughts weren't entirely wrong.
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Well, cellos are smaller, but still have the same tuning as a bass. And they are played in Jazz and Classical. So, your thoughts weren't entirely wrong.



Oh, ty. But I still learned something.
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Well, cellos are smaller, but still have the same tuning as a bass. And they are played in Jazz and Classical. So, your thoughts weren't entirely wrong.

Actually, Doubles are tuned E, A, D, G. Cellos are tuned C, G, D, A.
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