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Contrabass-list Sat, 8 Nov 1997 Volume 1 : Number 30

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Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 22:24:21 -0500
From: JimKatz@JohnAbbott.qc.ca (Jim Katz)
Subject: Something else I didn't know....

>I can read the the bass' part. What I'm looking for is
>any advice for a 5'9" beginning straight contrabassist.

I had no idea one's sexual orientation would play a role in it....

Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 00:42:51 -0700 (MST)
From: Da Shouryu-man <jnohe@NMSU.Edu>
Subject: Bb contra--height stuff

I am 5'9" and I play a straight Bb contra. You should have absolutely NO trouble reaching the mouthpiece...but you'll be standing. A small price to pay for playing God's instrument. They usually have pegs, so you can adjust it to where you want it. (I like it about at just below my chin, since I lean into my playing, and the fact that you're standing gives you more...freedom for...musical movement ^_^ . )


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