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Classical Arrangements for Bass Guitar Vol.1

Composer
Various; Chopin; Tchaikovsky; Handel; Grieg; Beethoven; Debussy; Rachmaninoff
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2015
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
35 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument + piano
Instrumental parts
Not available

Those who are familiar with the baroque transcriptions for bass guitar, in particular the Bach cello suites, and are looking to increase their repertoire, will find challenge and satisfaction in abundance when performing these arrangements of ten piano and orchestral scores, adapted to be performed by the solo bass guitarist.

Whilst having been adapted to be played within the limits of the bass guitar, they make use of open strings, natural harmonics, and techniques such as tapping and double stopping in order to preserve the harmonies, texture and timbre of the original compositions.

This book has been divided into three sections: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The beginner section contains pieces with piano accompaniment or pieces which can be performed as a duet with another bass player. This allows the player the freedom to enjoy playing the works of Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Handel immediately. The intermediate section introduces a more polyphonic playing style with the use of pedal notes, open strings, double stopping and harmonics. Finally, the advanced section presents three challenging solo pieces adapted from the works of Debussy and Rachmaninov, providing the opportunity to apply advanced techniques to perform musically loyal representations of the original compositions.

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