Audio Files for
Two Collections of
Folk Song for Bassists

Thirty-Two (32) Folk Songs for the Young Double Bassist
(An Introduction to all registers of the Double Bass -- including harmonics).

Arr. by Michael Montgomery, published by St. Francis Music.
Item ID: B1502. &14.95. Buy at Elkin Music. | YouTube |

1st Position #1- 20
1st to 6th Positions #21-33
Simandl's "Thumb" Position #34-40
Harmonics in Francois Rabbath's 6th Position #41-44
All Positions Reviewed #45-46

Listen to audio files of these songs:

1. Are You Sleeping | .MP3 | YouTube |
2. Au Claire de la Lune | .MP3 | YouTube |
3. Home Sweet Home | .MP3 | YouTube |
4. Goodbye Old Paint | .MP3 | YouTube |
5. Oh Susanna | .MP3 | YouTube |
6. Long, Long Ago | .MP3 | YouTube |
7. Alouette | .MP3 | YouTube |
8. Michael Row the Boat| .MP3 | YouTube |
9. London Bridge | .MP3 | YouTube |
10. Ode to Joy| .MP3 | YouTube |
11. For He's a Jolly | .MP3 | YouTube |
12. Pop Goes the Weasel | .MP3 | YouTube |
13. This Old Man | .MP3 | YouTube |
13a. This Old Man | YouTube |
14. Polly Wolly Doodle | .MP3 | YouTube |
14a. Polly Wolly Doodle | YouTube |
15. Amazing Grace | .MP3 | YouTube |
16. Auld Lang Syne| .MP3 | YouTube |
17. Can Can | .MP3 | YouTube |
18. Yankee Doodle| .MP3 | YouTube |
19. Deck the Hall | .MP3 | YouTube |
20. Go Tell Aunt Rhody | .MP3 | YouTube |
21. Simple Gifts | .MP3 | YouTube |
22. Can Can | .MP3 | YouTube |
23. Au Claire de la Lune| .MP3 | YouTube |
24. Are You Sleeping | .MP3 | YouTube |
25. Arkansas Traveler| .MP3 | YouTube |
26. Do Your Ears Hang| .MP3 | YouTube |
27. For He's a Jolly Good | .MP3 | YouTube |
28. Amazing Grace | .MP3 | YouTube |
29. Alouette | .MP3 | YouTube |
30. Auld Lang Syne| .MP3 | YouTube |
31. Three Blind Mice/G Scale | .MP3 | YouTube |
32. Deck the Hall| .MP3 | YouTube |
33. Itsy Bitsy Spider| .MP3 | YouTube |
34. Farmer in the Dell| .MP3 | YouTube |
35. Old MacDonald| .MP3 | YouTube |
36. Michael Row the Boat | .MP3 | YouTube |
37. Home Sweet Home| .MP3 | YouTube |
38. London Bridge | .MP3 | YouTube |
39. Down in the Valley | .MP3 | YouTube |
40. Row Your Boat | .MP3 | YouTube |
41. Au Claire de la Lune
|.MP3 | YouTube |
42. Merrily We Roll |.MP3 | YouTube |
43. Are You Sleeping |.MP3 | YouTube |
44. Goodbye Old Paint | .MP3 | YouTube |
45. Twinkle in Three Octaves | .MP3 | YouTube |
46. Scotland's Burning 3 Oct. | .MP3 |
YouTube |

I've published two collections of folk songs for bass students, one to introduce the upper registers of the instrument without scaring them, the other to get them started with bass quartets. I use these folk songs for these reasons: the melodies are short, the intervals and rhythms are easy and (more importantly) super logical ; they make sense. The tunes are easy to pick up, to get into the students' ear, intonation improves and confidence grows. I've also published a number of original compositions for young students using intervals and rhythms that are accessible for novice musicians. Once a novice musician finds they can succeed, the doors are wide open.


Twenty Folk Tunes
for Bass Quartet (or Trio)

This book is published by:
and distributed by:
Ludwig Masters Publications
#52743001
Listen to audio files of these songs:

1. Chatter With Angels| .MP3 |
2. Down in the Valley | .MP3 |
3. French Folk Song | .MP3 |
4. Good King Wenceslas | .MP3 |
5. Go Tell Aunt Rhody | .MP3 |
6. Jingle Bells | .MP3 |
7. Jolly Old St. Nick | .MP3 |
8. Lament | .MP3 |
9. Lightly Row | .MP3 |
10. May Song | .MP3 |
11. Merrily We Roll | .MP3 |
12. O Christmas Tree | .MP3 |
13. O Come Little Children | .MP3 |
14. Old MacDonald | .MP3 |
15. Row Your Boat | .MP3 |
16. The Fox and the Goose | .MP3 |
17. The Little Fiddle| .MP3 |
18. There's a Hole| .MP3 |
19. Twinkle Twinkle | .MP3 |
20. When the Saints | .MP3 |