Small_nws_excemption3 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

Double Bass


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.