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Jan Faulkner: First & Second Bass: 14 pieces for the beginner double bass & piano

Jan Faulkner: First & Second Bass: 14 pieces for the beginner double bass & piano

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About the Compositions

First Bass includes six short, colorful, and engaging 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 first lessons. The piano accompaniments are simple and supportive, and the book offers fun and inventive first concert or exam repertoire. 

Limited to 1st position, they feature a number of keys and musical styles which should appeal to players and teachers alike. 

Second Bass includes eight short, inventive, and enjoyable pieces for the progressing young bassist. 

The pieces are fun, with lively and rhythmic accompaniments, and are ideal as study or concert material. Second Bass introduces half, second and third positions in a friendly and unchallenging way, alongside new rhythmic patterns and keys. Much to enjoy. 

About the Composer 

Jan Faulkner was a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for many years and was also a Specialist Percussion Teacher at Wells Cathedral School, alongside her appointment as Outreach Officer at the school. She has composed music for almost every occasion, including many pieces for percussion, and has written two books [First Bass/Second Bass] for the young bassist. 

Exam Repertoire 

First Bass No.1 Bowling Along - ABRSM Initial Grade No.2 Marching Together - MTB Exams Grade 1 No.3 The Haunted House - MTB Exams Grade 1 No.4 Raggy Times - ABRSM Initial Grade / TCL Initial Grade No.6 On the Water - TCL Grade 1 

Second Bass No.8 Rio Rumba - ABRSM Grade 3 

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