|Composer||J P Waud|
|Format||score / part|
Edited by David Heyes and taken from Waud's Progressive Method, these thirty melodic studies cover many bowing, rhythmic and technical aspects of the double bass and would be suitable for the beginner/intermediate player. A wide range of keys are explored in the orchestral register.
Michael asks: Is there a way to preview some of the pieces so I know if the level(s) are appropriate? I'm also not sure of your grading system. Please explain. What is a Grade 8+? Thanks You.
Sarah Rodgers answered:The UK grading system goes through to the level (8) that is required to enter music college or conservatoire: technically competent but pre-professional.
I don't have a page sample of the music, but here is a bit more information:
Taken from Waud's Progressive Method for Double Bass, these 30 melodic studies cover many bowing, rhythmic and technical aspects of the double bass and would be ideal for the beginner/intermediate player. A wide range of keys are explored and the studies can be used to develop technical skills throughout the orchestral register of the instrument.
Long out of print, these studies have much to offer any bassist who is serious about developing a strong and confident technique in the orchestral register of the double bass. Useful as sight-reading practice also.
Performance Level: 3;4;5;6;7;8
MTB Exams have selected a number of studies for their new exam syllabus
No.1 and No.2 for Level 3
No.3 and No.4 for Level 4
No.7 and No.9 for Level 5
No.11 and No.13 for Level 6
No.25 and No.25 for Level 7
No.28 and No.30 for Level 8
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