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Thread #155925   Message #3673154
Posted By: GUEST
30-Oct-14 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: Double Bass: Why called?
Subject: RE: Double Bass: Why called?
It's a contrabass instrument. "Contra" is the octave below the "bass" octave. It is therefore, in a way, twice as "bass"... "double" as low - keeping in mind that octaves are in a 1:2 ratio to each other.