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Ground Bass with Strings


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mtriviso

 Genre: Classical

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Repeating Bass

I like Johann Pachelbel's Cannon in D Major
. I was inspired to write one even better. But writing in cannon proved far more difficult than I thought. I couldn't even wrap my head around the definition. I settled for a repeating bass line.

You only touch the white keys so it makes everything easy.

Use your left hand (numbering is the same for both hands)
Thumb=1
Index Finger=2
Middle Finger=3
Ring Finger=4
Little Finger=5

Mysterious Music Symbols
(See Oxford ABC of Music)
c' is Middle C
c is the C below Middle C
C is the second C below Middle C

Play as slow or as fast as you like. No one cares.
Starting on C (the second C below Middle C) with your Little Finger.
C-5,
F-4,
G-3,
c-2, (this is the C below Middle C)
d-1,
B-3,
c-1,
A(1 and then add 2)(because you have to move 2 to the next note)
E-3,
F-2,
E-3,
D-4,
And right back to C-5

Repeat forever.

Use right hand to play interesting stuff that grows out of the bass note being expertly payed with your left hand.

If you have a computer you can have it play the bass line and you can go back to using both hands to play the piano or whatever it is you like to play with.

Enjoy.

Musical Inspiration
Cannon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel
Cannon in D (Live) by Rick Wakeman
Green is the Color by Pink Floyd

GaragBand Instruments:
Oboe Legato
Bass Staccato
Cello Staccato
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Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006 - 07:28:17 AM
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2009 - 06:10:22 AM Last Played: Jun 27, 2019 - 01:19:49 PM
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Hardware:
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M-Audio FastTrackPro
M-Audio Keystation 61es
Oxford ABC of Music
The Piano Handbook by Carl Humphries
Software:
GarageBand
JHymn
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VicDiesel said 4776 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
Ground bass, check.
Now for the variations.....

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