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Old 05-06-2021, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are there musical numbers where the double bass is played humorously?

I was writing music that I want to be funny, like the kind of music you hear in Curb Your Enthusiam, which is of course really silly sounding.

In that music, they play a tuba in a funny way, but I am not sure if I want a tuba. I was thinking maybe a string double bass instead, played with a bow, but is there any musical numbers where a double bass is played in a funny way? I have been looking but not able to find one even. Unless there is any?

Thanks for any advice on it! I really appreciate it!
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Perhaps some inspiration might come from Božo Paradžik‘s double bass arrangement of pink panther?
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Oh I never thought of the pink panther theme as funny but maybe it is? I just thought of it as suave sounding more.
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Some of Les Claypool's performances could be considered humorous.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97cSRzWw5uo
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Old 09-17-2021, 08:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay thanks for the links! Well I was looking for examples of a funny double bass played with a bow and only one of the examples shows a bow. But can the double bass be played with a bow in a humorous way, or not really?
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Old 10-09-2021, 04:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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new member so i cant post a link, but try "a very difficult piece for the double bass", i dont know if it's funny or horrifying, or both
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