30 Days of Roc #19: Acoustic Bass

30 days of Roc, where we release 1 new instrument a day! You're on day 19 We're also running a contest for each instrument, where you can win $10-$50 iTunes gift cards!

Enter now to prove you're the Roc master! First time here? OMG look at how much you've missed:

Day 18: Hand Pan
Day 17: Copper Pan
Day 16: Steel Pan
Day 15: Church Bells
Day 14: Bells Hi, Mid and Lo
Day 13: Chimes Hi & Lo
Day 12: Thumb Piano
Day 11: Music Box
Day 10: Vocal FX
Day 9: Vocal Jazz
Day 8: Singing Vowels
Day 7: Konokol and Tabla Bols
Day 6: Birds
Day 5: Animals
Day 4: Around the House
Day 3: The Kitchen Sink
Day 2: Body Sounds
Day 1: Human Beatbox

The acoustic bass is a bass instrument that was first developed in the mid-1950s, but wasn't popularized till the 1960s. This instrument is commonly constructed out of a hollow wooden body, with four strings attached, which are normally tuned E, A, D, and G. This octave is the lowest four strings of a regular 6 string guitar, which is also the same tuning as an electric bass guitar. If you're not familiar with this instrument, just imagine if an acoustic guitar and a bass guitar made sweet love. This is the result:

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Today we're releasing both "Acoustic Bass Minor" and "Acoustic Bass Major". You can find them both in the instruments toolbar, located on the righthand side of Roc, our music creator. With both instrument packs, you'll have the combination of 24 new bass tones to work with.

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Feeling a little....ambitious? Give our demo song a listen and see if you can make theimpossible, possible.

Hint for Day 20 release (coming Wednesday, man, we're 2/3 of the way there! ) : Who the heck needs frets??

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