The edition contains 19 concert pieces from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. In
addition, there are newly composed pieces by the Polish bass player
Boguslaw Furtok (*1967). Selections included Adagio (Beethoven), Largo (Bach), Polka (Dancla), Chanson triste (Tchaikovsky), Sicilienne (Faure), The Swan (Saint-Saens) and many more.
• Concert pieces for double bass and piano accompaniment • Easy to medium level of difficulty • Ideal continuation of the string method Early Start on the Double Bass
The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Double Bass
At last students of the largest instrument in the string
family can make use of this tried and tested method for beginners, developed by
Egon Sassmannshaus for the other string instruments and applied here to the
double bass by Holger Sassmannshaus and J. Peter Close. This method will meet
the needs of the growing number of young bass students.
Note reading is introduced from the beginning.
Ensemble playing is encouraged from the very beginning.
Songs and Scales in different positions are easily explained
Large print notes and text as well as many colorful
illustrations are particulary child-friendly and very attractive to pre-school
and school aged children.Illustrations
by Charlotte Panowsky.
Holger Sassmannshaus is a double bass player with the Niederrheinische
Sinfoniker in Mönchengladbach/Krefeld. He also teaches the double bass and
performs with several other ensembles. J. Peter Close is a teacher for violoncello and double bass in Munich.