The double bass, or upright bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family in the modern symphony orchestra.

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circled numbers in double-bass scores

My double bass learner's book helpfully marks some of the notes with small numbers next to them to show the fingering. There are also sometimes small numbers enclosed in circles, which are something ...
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Double bass position for very high octave

I recently saw a Punch Brothers show and Paul Cowert repeated a short lick an octave higher and higher until the pitch was higher than I ever thought a double/upright bass could go. He was definitely ...