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Solos for the Young Bassist Book 1

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.

Three short enjoyable and accessible pieces by Hugo Schlemuller. Originally for cello and composed in the late 19th or early 20th-century, they transcribe well for the young bassist. Forward, March! is a lively, rhythmic and extended march using half, first and second positions; Our Soldiers (March) has a strong drive and momentum, going no higher than 3rd position and Scherzo is fast and fun. Ideal as concert repertoire, there lively pieces are ideal for the young bassist working up to 3rd position, offering effective musical and technical challenges in the lower register of the double bass. Strongly supportive piano accompaniments.

Forward, March! - Grade 4 Trinity-Guildhall 2010 onwards
Old Soldiers - Grade 4 Trinity-Guildhall 2010 onwards
Scherzo has been selected for inclusion on the 2010 Intermediate Certificate repertoire list by Trinity-Guildhall Exams.

Forward March! or Old Soldiers have been selected for Level 4 by MTB Exams (www.mtbexams.com)

Performance Level: 3;4


  • Forward, March!
  • Our Soldiers March
  • Scherzo

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Cat No. RM245
ComposerHugo Schlemüller
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesBeginner Bass Series
Difficulty level3 - 5
ISMN 979-0-57045-245-3
EAN-13 9790570452453
Weight 80 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability OUT OF PRINT.
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See also...
RM730  Five Musical Miniatures for the Young Bassist