|Bass extension lowers the range of a bass from an 'e' to a 'c'||00h:00m:18s|
|Basses sometimes have levers to close off pitches||00h:00m:40s|
|They exist to more accurately double the cello parts||00h:00m:51s|
|Example from Beethoven's 5th symphony||00h:01m:31s|
|Another example in Berlioz's Symphony Fanstastique||00h:02m:15s|
|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
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.