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Low Instrument Feature for Orchestra Friday, May 11, 2018

master-50250118-frecommended by Dan C., Orchestra Music Specialist

Low and Lower by Clarence Barber, Grade 2
Feature your (sometimes) neglected lower strings on this fun, bouncy romp in C major. The majority of the melodic content is in the viola, cello and bass, which are often independent of one another, so it’s a great lesson in counting as well as a chance for your lower strings to shine! Second violin will sometimes play in thirds with the viola and first violin get an occasional melodic lick, so no one is neglected. There is also an opportunity to teach left hand pizzicato.

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About the Author:
Dan C. has worked at Stanton’s since 1979, primarily with orchestra music and print promotions. A “working” musician, he’s a classical cellist, a rock & jazz bassist and a folk & country guitarist/singer. His free time is spent with family or reading, gardening, cycling and working puzzles. His series of musical puzzles (RP3 Rebus Puzzle Picture People) can be found on the Stanton’s Facebook page each Sunday. He also has a reputation as a pretty good joke teller. Seriously.

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