Re: Electric bass
Posted by Beagle on 11/16/2021, 11:54 am, in reply to "Electric bass"
From the C&CR: |
(A) The use of electronic sound, to reinforce or to substitute for acoustical instruments that are a traditional part of the band or orchestra instrumentation, is prohibited.
(B) Electronics may be used for other instruments specified in the score under the following provisions:
(i) The substitute shall be performed live as a part of the performance.
(ii) It shall be the responsibility of the performing group director to provide all equipment.
In short, probably not, unless there is an electric bass or acoustic bass PART on your piece - or even a "convertible bass line" or a "flex bass" part. Using it to cover tuba is probably out - but using it to cover "bass" is probably fine.
However, this may be a question worth asking your region secretary or the UIL office to make sure.