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fix #295065: change professional lowest pitch for contrabasses to C1 #5350

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commented Sep 30, 2019

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commented Sep 30, 2019

Why not leaving the amateur range where it is and just extend the professional range?
A 5th string BTW is not the only option, there are also extenders that allow those extra pitches on the 4th string.

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commented Sep 30, 2019

Why not leaving the amateur range where it is and just extend the professional range?

A single contrabass may have that amateur range (as is the case now) because maybe there's an extra string and maybe there's not, but "contrabasses" always have that extra string (or other mechanisms like you said) so the notes from C1 to D#1 are not "professional" anymore.

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commented Sep 30, 2019

Contrabasses in Symphonic Orchestras are most like are professional instruments, as their player are most likely professionals, but not contrabasses (nor their player) in general.
At least Wikipedia indicatates that those with 5 strings or an extenter are common in Symphonic Orchestras, but I can't see them being mandatory, and contrabassses are also used outside such orchestras.
We have an amateur and a professional range, just let's make use of both. I don't see any reason why contrabasses should be treated different from contrabass in that respect.

So my vote is yes to extending the professional range (not doing that would even be a bug) and no to extending the amateur range

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commented Sep 30, 2019

Done, but there are some other (mostly trivial) changes because I modified the templates by opening in MuseScore.

@Howard-C Howard-C changed the title fix #295065: change amateur and professional lowest pitch for contrabasses to C1 fix #295065: change professional lowest pitch for contrabasses to C1 Sep 30, 2019
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@Howard-C Howard-C force-pushed the Howard-C:contrabasses-pitch branch from 4d469ab to 196c182 Oct 2, 2019
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fix #295065: change professional lowest pitch for contrabasses to C1
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