The largest of the string instruments, the Double Bass has the lowest sounds of the orchestra. But, did you know that a Bass can also play as high as a violin? It’s true! The Bass is capable of playing the entire range of any of the above-listed instruments. Also, since the Bass is a less common instrument, it is also less competitive and there are many opportunities (like scholarships!) for Bass players! While Basses mainly provide the foundation for music, a bass also has the ability to play any melody as well as different styles of music like jazz or bluegrass. Don't worry about playing a large instrument - string instruments are very special because they come in smaller sizes and you just exchange your instrument for a bigger one as you grow! Please consider the logistics of transporting an instrument of this size to and from your school.