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Double bass suffers irreversible damage following Turkish Airlines flight

Double bassist devastated after airport staff threw his instrument ‘from 4m of height’ into truck

Violin rosin

What the heck is rosin – and why do violinists need it?

Reports claim ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn fled Japan by hiding in a double bass case.

Yamaha warns ‘don’t hide in our musical instrument cases’ after Carlos Ghosn’s shameless escape

Carlos Ghosn accused of fleeing Japan in double bass case

Ex-Nissan boss smuggled out of Japan, ‘hiding in a double bass case’


This portable double bass breaks into separate pieces – so you can travel with it

Star Wars performed by a double bass quartet

A double bass quartet playing the Imperial March from Star Wars is as monumental as you’d expect

Cello hair problems

16 string player confessions that will make you say ‘same’

Margarida Castro was refused entry to a Virgin train with her double bass

Double bass player says Virgin Trains wouldn’t let her on board with her instrument

string instruments quiz

How well do you know your string instruments?

Tom Walley double bass

This double bass cover of The Shawshank Redemption theme is incredibly chilling

NYOGB Blavatnik Scholars

Meet James, one of the inspirational Blavatnik Scholars of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

orchestra sneeze

This is probably the WORST moment a musician could sneeze…

berio sequenza scores

These are the definitively the hardest pieces of music to play

Big band acapella Gershwin

Watch this awesome 9-part big band rendition of Gershwin’s Summertime


Watch this OCTOBASS tower above four double basses