Instruments

Double Bass: Look, Listen & Answer

Instructions

Read each question below, then play the music and choose your answer – click or tap on the answer to see if you are right!

Question 1

What is the double bass doing?

  1. a. Playing a bass line
  2. b. Playing a melody
  3. c. Playing chords

Question 2

What does this music represent?

  1. a. A Viennese waltz
  2. b. A tango
  3. c. A funeral march

Question 3

Which pop singer arranged this music into a track called Russians?

  1. a. Sting
  2. b. Madonna
  3. c. Michael Jackson

Question 4

In this piece, how many beats are in the bar?

  1. a. Four
  2. b. Five
  3. c. Three

Question 5

What happens at 0.18 in this track?

  1. a. The double bass starts playing
  2. b. The double bass stops playing
  3. c. The string orchestra gets louder

MEDIA CREDITS

All media credits – titles, composers, artists, sources etc. – may be found in the Teacher Sheet, accessed from the Info box at the top of this page.