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    ContraBass range and other questons

    I know there is extension wich allows low C in contrabass i want know this extension how is work? and are C#,D,D# notes also allowed ? ja how rare this and B-string is? i think european B-string allos also C,C#,D,D# notes. why: String is string.

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    Re: ContraBass range and other questons

    A picture is worth 1,000 words

    C extension

    I can't comment on the B extension. Probably the same but 1/2 step lower.


    Steve

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    Re: ContraBass range and other questons

    Quote Originally Posted by JUPEKU View Post
    I know there is extension wich allows low C in contrabass i want know this extension how is work? and are C#,D,D# notes also allowed ? ja how rare this and B-string is? i think european B-string allos also C,C#,D,D# notes. why: String is string.
    There may be mechanical issues of string length and extension length that make the B extension unstable and/or difficult to use. I've never seen a B extension--only a C.
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: ContraBass range and other questons

    B note system is made addinational string (5th) i know. Is used in europe when c extension used in america. says my book called:
    Essential Dictionary of Orchestration
    ps. very nice little book

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