Bass Section Feature
By Todd Parrish
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Let your string bass section swing in this easy-to-play blues piece as they build skills and enjoy the motivation of being in the spotlight. Basses carry the melody much of the time, while also accompanying the melody as it weaves through other sections. All parts stay in first position, while the bass shifts briefly to third position. Educational objectives include playing accidentals, contrasting between staccato and legato, and learning to play in a swing style.