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The deep, rich voice of the double bass has made it one of the most sought-after orchestral instruments in the world. In fact, its appeal is so wide-ranging that it's gone even beyond the orchestra, appearing in lots of other genres: most notably jazz, but with a healthy presence in rock and pop music, too. That's good news for you if you're planning to make your career as a bassist, because there's a ton of opportunity out there! Or maybe you'd prefer to play the double bass as a personal hobby - either way, you're in the right place to find the double bass sheet music and songbooks you need for expanding your repertoire and collecting new material for practice and performance.
Making your choices from this selection of sheet music is no sweat - all you have to do is pick out the songbooks that fit your musical tastes and your experience level. For instance, if you're a young beginner in need of good learning material composed by a master, check out the Hal Leonard Bach for The Young Bass Player. Or, if you happen to be an experienced bassist looking for music to put your skills on full display, then maybe the G. Schirmer Solos for Double Bass Player with Piano Accompaniment By Zimmerman, or the Hal Leonard Double Bass Contest Solos, will be the right choice for you.
You could also decide to choose your sheet music and songbooks based on ensemble composition: for instance, the Carl Fischer Compatible Quartets for Strings Book - Bass, if you're aspiring to play in a string quartet. Or maybe you're looking for a certain style or theme of music. In that case, your options depend on what that happens to be. There's the Alfred Strictly Strings Pop-Style Solos Bass Book Only, for example, or the Hal Leonard Christmas Favorites String Bass Essential Elements if you're gearing up for the holidays.
No matter what sort of double bass player you dream of becoming (or already are), the foundation of a successful career or hobby is based on a broad musical repertoire. Building that song library starts with double bass sheet music and songbooks, so don't wait to start growing your collection! The more music you add to your shelves (and your music stand), the better-rounded you'll become as a player - and the more fulfilling your musical journey will become every step of the way.
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