Question by Sarah: What are some awesome double bass pieces?
At the beginning of this school year, I picked up the double bass and started with some lessons every week. For my music theory recital, I want to play a song with the bass; I also want to sing while playing..I sing alto, (so no really high notes!) and I would prefer a jazz, swing, or musical theater genre. Any suggestions would be helpful!
Answer by Danny-David
Espranza Spalding is a grammy-award-winning jazz singer and female bassist. You should seek out some of her material for ideas.
The most awesome double-bass pieces I have heard lately are by a Frenchman, Renaud Garcia-Fons, who plays 5-string double-bass and has spectacularly amazing arco technique! His “Oriental Bass” and many other cuts are available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=8RG0eRHCTNw
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