• Short Summary

    The sounds that can be produced by a double bass are demonstrated.

  • Description

    M/S of Herbert Lodge standing with his double bass. He plays the instrument in various ways to suggest different animals. A "prize ox" is first. Then he makes it "warble like a bird". He explains what the double bass is usually expected to sound like in the orchestra. He plucks the strings. He then plays a tune with the bow to show how it sounds "quite pleasant as a solo instrument." He is accompanied on the piano by Leslie Bridgewater. L/S of the two musicians as they play "Drink To Me Only". Some C/Us of the double bass as it is played.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1584.24
    Media URN:
    51020
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:16:00 / 01:49:42:00
    Canister:
    PSP 717

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