Double Bass Solo Techniques combines the dual function of a technique book and a collection of orchestral excerpts.

Each technique is preceded by an explanatory note, and the repertoire has been selected to showcase the technique in context. Ideal as preparation for auditions and exams.
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Double Bass Solo Techniques by Keith Hartley
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Double Bass Solo Techniques Contents
Slurred bowing: Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Verdi: Aida
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
Handel: “Rejoice Greatly”
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
Ravel: Concerto pour la main gauche
Pages 5-7
Using the Lower half of the bow: Wagner: Die Meistersinger
Chabrier: España
Borodin: Symphony No. 2
Debussy: La mer
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Pages 8-9
Using the Upper half of the bow: Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Weber: Der Freischütz
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Page 10
Bowing Effects: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini: Overture from Guillaume Tell
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Holst: “Mars” from The Planets
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Page 11
Spiccato: Verdi: La Traviata
Schubert: Octet in F
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
Verdi: Falstaff
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Page 12-13
Bowing Dotted Rhythms: Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Wagner: Lohengrin
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Page 14-16
Pique / Shoe-shine bows: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Page 16
Slurred-in upbeats: Musorgsky: Boris Godunov
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty
Page 17
Bowing patterns: Mozart: Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Rossini; Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Haydn: Symphony No. 88
Verdi: La forza del destino
Mozart: Symphony No. 39
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
Dvorak: Serenade for strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2
Britten: The Young Person’s Guide
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Pages 18-23
Amsterdam rhythm: Schubert: Octet in F
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Page 24
Reverse Bowing: Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Page 25
Harmonics: Ravel: La valse, Valse nobles et sentimentales, etc
Dragonetti: Concerto in A
Stravinsky: Agon
Ravel: L’enfant et les sortilèges, L’heure Espagnole
Pages 26-28
Tenor and Treble clefs: Berg: Drei Orchesterstücke, Wozzeck
Ginastera: Variation XI from Variaciones Concertantes
Page 29
Pizzicato Techniques: Bach: Adagio from Suite No. 3
Janacek: Sinfonietta
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Ravel: Daphne et Chloé
Pages 30-31
Left-hand Techniques: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Pages 32
© OUP, 2008.