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Song for Toby : for bass guitar and piano

by Tony Wheeler (2011)

Song for Toby


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

Library shelf no. 787.87/WHE 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Bass guitar, piano.

Duration: 5 min.

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

Written for: Jon Wheeler

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

Performances of this work

2011: Sydney Secondary College Black Wattle Bay Campus, Lecture Theatre. Featuring Jon Wheeler, Louise Welsh.

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