Experimental Double Bass: 100.006

Bringing out the bow for some arco double bass experimentation. In today’s entry to Experimental Double Bass I’m exploring some harmonics and also some multiphonics–where you get two pitches trying to sound on the same string. It’s the rough sounding stuff in there, you’ll know it when you hear it, would probably make a great practical effect for a donkey!

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Experiments

Some upright bass experiments in sound and also in “I wonder if I can…”

  • Running harmonics across strings
  • Exploring multiphonics for double bass (for more on this I highly recommend Hakon Thelin, I need to dig in more there myself)
  • Different attacks on harmonics

Technical note

Same setup as in 100.005: AKG c414B-ULS out a few feet off the treble side of the bridge. I’ll be running this setup for the next few days so we should get a decent sense of how it sounds and feels across a variety of double bass experiments.

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