#1
My friend and I are looking for a piece of music to learn for our Lab Band class. I play bass and he plays the piano. Our last project was learning the Super Mario Theme together. Now we are looking for something new. We need to actually be reading music so I figured a classical piece would be interesting/easy to find sheet music for.

I really don't know a lot of classical music. Any suggestions, classical or not, would be helpful.
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#4
I once heard two bass players do the "Overture to Carmen". I was quite fantastic and would sound equally as good with Piano and Bass. Bach is easy to find music for and is an obvious choice as well.
#5
These are all great suggestions. Thanks.

I'm really liking Canon in D
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Vivaldi's stuff is good, or bach


I have a collection of Vivaldi's six sonatas for double bass and piano, and a book of JS Bach for electric bass sitting on my music shelf right now!!!


edit* if you do canon in D you better be good at spicing that business up pretty well. Playing a typical bass or cello part to that is the most boring thing ever, especially when you're in the chamber orchestra playing it at some dinner for the 200th time.... heh, I guess I don't miss everything about playing music in highschool.
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I have a collection of Vivaldi's six sonatas for double bass and piano, and a book of JS Bach for electric bass sitting on my music shelf right now!!!


On the JS Bach, is it the one by Josquin Des Pres? lol, I have that one too along with Classical Masterpieces for Electric Bass, Vol I.
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On the JS Bach, is it the one by Josquin Des Pres? lol, I have that one too along with Classical Masterpieces for Electric Bass, Vol I.


Actually it's by Bob Gallway, looks like pretty simple arrangements I just got it this month on an impulse buy when sheetmusicplus had a huge sale. I'm going to have to play through a bunch of it tommorow, now that this thread has reminded me I own it lol. I'll have to look at the classical masterpieces book, get some of my orchestra nostalgia going on without having to get an upright bass
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I have a collection of Vivaldi's six sonatas for double bass and piano, and a book of JS Bach for electric bass sitting on my music shelf right now!!!


edit* if you do canon in D you better be good at spicing that business up pretty well. Playing a typical bass or cello part to that is the most boring thing ever, especially when you're in the chamber orchestra playing it at some dinner for the 200th time.... heh, I guess I don't miss everything about playing music in highschool.


I'm not good at improvising at all/adding fills and all that so maybe that one would be a bad idea. I just thought it sounded nice lol

Now that you guys mention it, I might consider a book w/ classical pieces in it.
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#11
Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie sounds great with Piano and bass, or even two basses if you want to play it that way.

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#13
try debussy cello sonata

you tube it. seriously do it. I'm learning it on cello now but i also learned the piano part. i think you could pull it off with a bass.

search "cello sonata debussy" in you tube. the actual title however is Debussy's Prologue: Lent
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#14
5th Caprice by Paganini. Its a good song, but unfortunately I can't find the complete version. Anyone have it/know where to get it?
#15
Freescores.net? .com? .org? .nl? I don't know, but it's called ___freescores.___ It's got a lot of good music on there. I'd suggest searching GreenSleeves. It's a doublebass quartet, but you could play the 1st bass part, and the pianest could play the other three. (They're easy background parts)

Aria - Johan Sebastion Bach it's a solo Bass piece, but if your piano player can play by ear you'd be set. Just click around FreeScores and you'll find some good ones.
#16
You could Turkish march and you could do the left hand part, but it'd be pretty boring / lame sounding as a duet. ame with Eine Kleine nachtmusik.


I'm suprised no one's said it, but look into Beethoven's piano QUARTET pieces where there's a cello playing along, or some of his violin sonatas feature cello and other instruments.
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