Just one thing!
I don't consider this page like a BLOG but simply a Diary or in Latin "Per diem".
The classic (or jazz) double bass world is amazing. Just for one reason.
In the last years, thanks also to the Web, the Double Bass has been the most development instrument among the "bow instruments".
Now we have got a good repertory (sometimes I don't consider a lot wrong transcriptions from other instruments, expecially when we have to change something to adapt to the doublebass ... by the way It's always a good challange to develope the technique) and a lot of informations about the doublebass history.
In this last case, there also are some mistakes or different opinions. But the most important thing is these studies have began.
When the doublebass borned? I don't know!
Also because a lot of ancient basses have changed their body during the time from different liuthers or families of makers.
One day I would like about the "contra-cello", a new instrument derived from the "contra-basso"!! And obviousely also something about
strings which change the original sound of the Double Bass.
"We all must thank you, Dear Vito, for your tireless work for all of us bassists!" You are doing so much for your colleagues and your art.
PIERMARIO MURELLI - "Nuova didattica per contrabbasso " Ed. RICORDI