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 Role of acoustic/electric bass in klezmer ensemble; amplification
Date:   2006-06-27 15:08

I've been coordinating...wrangling together... an amateur klezmer ensemble these past few years and since my background as a musical director is very limited I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the role of the bass in an ensemble. In terms of keeping the beat does the drummer and the bassist have a different function?
Also it seems like a number of people are interested in playing bass even though they double on other instruments. The fact that different individuals seem to be vying for the position of bassist leads me to think that they perceive it as a really key instrument to play. The heart of the ensemble?
I don't know, I'm just playing clarinet........
Also......any thoughts on electric versus acoustic bass? And issues on amplification in a klez group that has about a dozen people? Sometimes the guitarist likes to go electric. Other band members think he is too loud when amplified.......

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 Role of acoustic/electric bass in klezmer ensemble; amplification  new 2006-06-27 15:08 
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ChrisC 2006-06-27 23:10 
 Re: Role of acoustic/electric bass in klezmer ensemble; amplification  new
ginny 2006-06-28 21:55 

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