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Bass Fiddle (for Poser)
• Offered By: BardCoennius
• Downloadable File Size:
977 K (approx.)
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• Uploaded on: 8/27/08
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Poser 5 and above
• File Format: Poser
This product contains: cr2, pp2, pz2, and/ or other Poser files.
• Texturing: Texture Maps
This product uses image maps for textures.
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The "bass fiddle," technically known as the "double bass" and also as the "contrabass," "upright bass," "string bass" and even "doghouse fiddle" is the lowest-pitched stringed instrument. It is used not only in symphony orchestras and jazz combos but in bluegrass and folk ensembles, big bands, and even some acoustic rock and R&B groups. Notable masters of this instrument include the late Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, Jimmy Blanton, Oscar Zimmerman, Gary Karr, and Sting.
The double bass is the last of a group of bowed stringed instruments known as viols. The viol family was similar to the violin family except for having frets and up to six strings. The use of viols died out in the early 18th Century, and the double bass changed, becoming more like the violin family. In shape, it differs significantly from the violin family, having the sloping shoulders of its viol ancestors, and the distance from the front of the body to the back is much greater - giving the instrument more resonance and volume.
The name "double bass" comes from the fact that up until the time of Haydn and Mozart (the "Classical" period, ca. 1750 - 1825), this instrument`s main function was to "double" the bass line - which was generally played by the cello section - an octave lower. Haydn is reportedly the first composer to have written a concerto for double bass as a solo instrument, but the score for this work has been lost. Beethoven was the first composer to write separate orchestral parts for this instrument, a practice that has been generally followed ever since - freeing the cello section for other functions.
In American jazz, the earliest "big bands" employed tuba for the bass line, since the unamplified double bass, played as a plucked instrument (pizzicato) lacked enough volume to be heard over the brass and saxophone sections. When amplification technology became available in the early 1930s however, jazz musicians were quick to make the switch, as the double bass was more nimble than the tuba. This switch from the tuba to the double bass among big bands had profound effect on popular dance music, and was largely responsible for the transition from the two-beat "Charleston" of the 20s to four-beat swing of the late 30s onward.
This model has one simple texture for the body; everything else is based on materials. The strings are modeled and have their own material assigned.
The bass fiddle itself has 19,551 polygons; the bow has 1500 polygons. All polygons are three-sided.
This model has been tested in Poser 4, 5, and 6 and DAZ Studio. It should be usable in any 3d program that can import Wavefront .obj files.
This model was created on a Macintosh computer using Meshwork by Codenautics.
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