Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
School of Music
This dissertation will trace the double bass from the 16th century to the 21st century. The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched member of the string family. The members of the string family are the violin, viola, cello, and the double bass. The pitch of the double bass sounds one octave lower than the written pitch. The double bass is sometimes called the contrabass, string bass, upright bass, or bass fiddle. It is used in different genres of music such as classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, country & western, and even rock.
Lavergne, Patrick James, "The Origin and the Evolution of the Double Bass" (2021). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5715.