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Big band acapella Gershwin

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

Octobass

Watch this OCTOBASS tower above four double basses

Misha Mullov-Abbado

Just watch Misha Mullov-Abbado lay down some irresistible double bass licks

Impossible to sing and play the bass

This song proves it's impossible to sing and play double bass at the same time

double bass pizzicato

This awesome double bass pizzicato technique is super-hypnotic

musician every day tips

10 extremely simple things musicians can do every day to make life a little easier

Tromba Marina

This instrument is the musical love-child of a double bass and a trumpet

Octobass

This is an octobass – it’s so low it will turn your insides to jelly

worst things to happen to a classical musician

The 13 worst things to happen to a classical musician

6 of the most gorgeous and inspired SINGLE notes i

7 of the most gorgeous and inspired SINGLE notes in classical music

Stairway to Heaven Olivier Babaz

Stairway to Heaven on a double bass actually works surprisingly well

finnair smashed double bass

Double basses aren’t supposed to look like this: string orchestra’s instrument destroyed during flight

bottesini double bass

This concerto turns the double bass into the most virtuosic and melodic of instruments

double bassist joins busking band

This tourist grabbed a double bass and unexpectedly busked an awesome jazz standard

Für Elise jazz version

A jazz version of Beethoven's Für Elise works REALLY well

Lauren pierce

‘I was sexually harassed at rehearsal’ – a double bassist shares her story

double bass failing

Watch this truly virtuosic double bass monologue that’s almost impossible to play