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Song for Toby

Sheet Music: Score

Song for Toby : for bass guitar and piano / Tony Wheeler.

by Tony Wheeler (2011)

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  • Instrumentation: Bass guitar, piano.


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With a view to etxtending the bass guitar's repertoire,s this piece comnbines that instrument with piano in a way which exploits both its lyrical and more robust qualities. It is intended that the piano be played acoustically, with the bass guitar's amplification adjusted accordingly to obtain a good balance. the first section begins as a ballad, before easing into a more rhythmic, funky style. In the second section, after the first statement of the 12-bar blues bass riff, there are two choruses of written bass solo. these may be played as written, used as suggestive material upon which to build more solo passages, or entirely replaced with the player's original improvisation. there is also room for the piano to take a chorus or two if desired.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720115 31 3] — 1 score (12p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — ideal repertoire for NSW HSC Music or equivalent exam performance

Duration: 4 mins, 30 sec.

First performance by Jon Wheeler, Louise Welsh — 2011. Sydney Secondary College Black Wattle Bay Campus, Lecture Theatre

Includes programme note and biographical information about the composer.

Study CD included when purchased from Wirripang.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979 0 720115 31 3

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