For example, it has often been said that the extent to which their orchestral viola parts double the basses is due, partly to bad traditions of Italian opera, and partly to the fact that viola players were, more often than not, simply persons who had failed to play the violin.
Pallioppi, Dizionari dels Idioms Romauntschs d'Engiadina ota e basses, &c. (1895); A.
239,178 The Basques of Basses-PyrnCes go in considerable 442,777 numbers to the Argentine Republic, the inhabitants of 333,621 Basses Alpes to Mexico and the United States, and 429,812 there are important French colonies in Algeria and 315,199 Tunisia.
But, when we look at the many passages in which the violas double the basses, we shall do well to consider whether there is room in the harmonic scheme for the violas to do anything else, and whether the effect would not be thin without them.
Already Mozart divides his violas into two parts quite as often as he makes them play with the basses.
In Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner specifies the proportions of the string-band as 16 first and 16 second violins, 12 violas, 12 violoncellos, 8 double basses.
by the departments of the Var and the Basses Alpes, while its northern extremity forms a sharp angle between France and Italy.
(1553-1610), king of France, the son of Antoine de Bourbon, duke of Vendome, head of the younger branch of the Bourbons, descendant of Robert of Clermont, sixth son of St Louis and of Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarre, was born at Pau (Basses Pyrenees) on the 14th of December 1553..
In August 1904 the French and Spanish governments agreed to supplement this trade-route by building a railway from Oloron in the Basses Pyrenees to Jaca.
by France (Basses Pyrenees) and Guipuzcoa, E.
extemporized ad lib from a figured bass, but the music is complete with three basses.
glissandoly the Dragon is sung by the Tenors and Altos accompanied by wordless glissandi in the Basses adn Sopranos.
Although he specializes in blues and rag-time guitars he also makes a mean range of other instruments including mandolins, electrics and basses.
Basses are charitable people, but their charity does not extend so far as tenors, whom they consider effete poseurs.
slapped basses, picked basses, and fretless basses.
Some sound like rolling thunder, some just like loud crack with no basses, like large tree falling down.
timpani roll, cellos, basses and bassoons play a sustained thematic line in the depths of the orchestra.
The following is Bach's fullest orchestra: the string-band, consisting (as at the present day) of violins in two parts, violas, violoncellos, doubled (where the contrary is not indicated) by double basses; the wind instruments (generally one to each part, as the string-band was never large)-2 flutes, 2 or 3 oboes, or oboe d'amore (a lower-pitched and gentler type), taille or oboe da caccia (some kind of alto oboe corresponding to the cor anglais), bassoon, generally doubling the string basses, 2 horns, with parts needing much greater practice in high notes than is customary to-day, 3 (occasionally 4) trumpets, of which at least the first 2 were played by players especially trained to produce much higher notes than are compatible with the power to produce the lower notes (the high players were called Clarin-Blaser; and the others Principal-Blaser); a pair of kettle-drums, tuned to the tonic and dominant of the piece.
Bresson, Etudes sur les formations des Hautes et Basses Pyrenees (Paris, Ministere des Travaux Publics, 1903); L.
For bass, you can choose from a variety of bass sounds, such as slapped basses, picked basses, and fretless basses.
Following an atmospheric timpani roll, cellos, basses and bassoons play a sustained thematic line in the depths of the orchestra.
Start by checking the announcement boards in your local music store, the classified ads in your local paper and Craigslist to see what basses are on offer in your town.
The basses listed below will provide more bang for your buck than you might initially expect.
Check out the following discount four string basses, all of which are amazingly available for under 110 dollars.
Electric basses - The store caries a wide range of electric bases including basses by Fender, Warwick, Music Man, Peavey and more.
Acoustic Basses - Acoustic basses are becoming increasingly popular, and you can pick up a Dean, Breedlove, Fender, Ovation or any number of other quality instruments at any location.
In addition to their use of drop tuned guitars and basses, the band employs two percussionists, electronics and even turntables to create their signature sound.
The site has articles that teach you how to play your first bass lines as well as more advanced articles that cater to particular basses like the lace helix bass.
Marten switches between 4-string and 8 string basses.
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