The Bass Extension

How-To | Evan Halloin, Double Bass
Bt_movie_not_in_use Bass extension lowers the range of a bass from an 'e' to a 'c' 00h:00m:18s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Basses sometimes have levers to close off pitches 00h:00m:40s
Bt_movie_not_in_use They exist to more accurately double the cello parts 00h:00m:51s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Example from Beethoven's 5th symphony 00h:01m:31s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Another example in Berlioz's Symphony Fanstastique 00h:02m:15s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Revising the bass parts of composers such as Brahms 00h:03m:10s


NWS bass fellow Evan Halloin discusses and demonstrates the extension on the double bass

Instruments:
Double Bass



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Evan Halloin
Double Bass

Evan Halloin joined the Kansas City Symphony in the 2012-2013 season. Prior to coming to Kansas City he was a member of the New World Symphony. He earned a master's degree from Rice University and a bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory. His primary teachers include Timothy Pitts and Donald Palma. Mr. Halloin has performed as a substitute musician with the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Houston Symphony Orchestras. He is originally from De Pere, Wisconsin.