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STUDY #1 : for solo bass guitar

by Joseph Franklin (2021)



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STUDY #1 : for solo bass guitar / Joseph Franklin.

Library shelf no. 787.87/FRA 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

STUDY #1 is the first in a series of solo works for bass guitar that are aimed to generate music from various technical restraints including: playing a melody and bassline simultaneously, soloing through chord changes, and maintaining a consistent pulse and feel as the melodic figures become more difficult. The work was written for high school students at the VCE/HSC level.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: Bass guitar.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — The work requires two lines be played simultaneously, as well as an improvised section

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
modal jazz, walking bassline, John Patitucci's 'Backwoods'


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

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