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The Beginner Bass Series series

Recital Music publish music for every level of double bassist and in the past few years have concentrated on music for the younger player. This new and exciting series includes works with simple, accessible technical and musical challenges for beginners and progressing bassists. Piano accompaniments are supportive and written with the bass teacher in mind, creating a new repertoire which is ideal for concert and educational use.

5 short pieces for the beginner bassist. Written in a lively, enjoyable and accessible style, each piece uses a limited number of notes and rhythmic patterns to help develop musical and technical skills from the outset. The piano accompaniments are simple and supportive, aimed at the pianistic skills of the average teacher, offering new and inventive first concert or exam repertoire. Limited to 1st position, they use a number of keys and musical styles which should appeal to players and teachers alike.

Double Bass caricature used by permission of Cameron Ford (Australia).

Jan Faulkner was a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for many years and is also a Specialist Percussion Teacher at Wells Cathedral School, alongside her recent appointment as Outreach Officer at the school. She has composed music for almost every occasion and is writing a series of double bass books for the young bassist.

[Initial & Grade 1 - Trinity-Guildhall 2010 onwards]

Marching Together (No.2) and The Haunted House (No.3) have been selected for Level 1 by MTB Exams (www.mtbexams.com)

Performance Level: Beginner;1;2.


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Double Bass - Init

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Cat No. RM406
Price £9.50
ComposerJan Faulkner
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesBeginner Bass Series
Difficulty levelBeginner, 1 - 2
ISMN 979-0-57045-406-8
EAN-13 9790570454068
Weight 82 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 7 in stock
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RM413  Feathered Friends - 12 Pieces for Beginner Double Bass
RM492  The Mighty Chieftain Comes
RM510  Second Bass
RM1140  From Dawn to Dusk