So far, so good!

Double Bass & Piano
Composer: Christine Donkin

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RMD1053

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Recital Music

£4.00

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So far, so good! is a fun piece for the progressing young bassist. Suitable as a study or concert piece, the mood is upbeat and joyful, with effective musical and technical challenges in the lower positions of the double bass. The accompaniment is rhythmic and supportive and ideal for the double bass teacher with some pianistic abilities.

“When learning to distinguish between the sounds of major and minor chords, I was told to remember that major chords ‘sound happy’ and minor chords ‘sound sad’. I suppose it’s a useful starting point for learning to identify chords on their own, but when they are used in progressions and in combination with rhythm, tone colours, and so on, the overall effect doesn’t always reflect the individual chords’ characteristics in a way that one might expect. In other words, I find it interesting that I (and many other composers) often use so-called sad chords to create music that is anything but sad. ‘So far, so good!’ is a simple piece that features both major and minor sections, but is light-hearted and cheerful throughout.” [Christine Donkin]

Christine Donkin is a Canadian composer of educational, choral and instrumental music. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, she holds degrees from the University of Alberta and University of British Columbia and, in addition to her work as a piano teacher, she is active as an adjudicator, clinician, judge, and guest speaker at educational events across Canada.

Christine’s compositions have won awards at national and international competitions notably the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s NewWorks Competition (Ontario, 2010); International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (Greece, 2009); Living Music Under Living Skies Competition (Saskatchewan, 2009); Choral Horizons Competition (Minneapolis, 2009); Classical Marimba League International Composition Competition (2009); Guelph Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition (Ontario, 2008) and Sorel Medallion Competition (New York, 2008).

Christine Donkin’s music is increasingly being performed throughout Canada and America, and also in many European countries. Her educational and choral music have been particularly popular and her works are available from a number of international publishers.

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So far, so good! is a fun piece for the progressing young bassist. Suitable as a study or concert piece, the mood is upbeat and joyful, with effective musical and technical challenges in the lower positions of the double bass. The accompaniment is rhythmic and supportive and ideal for the double bass teacher with some pianistic abilities.

“When learning to distinguish between the sounds of major and minor chords, I was told to remember that major chords ‘sound happy’ and minor chords ‘sound sad’. I suppose it’s a useful starting point for learning to identify chords on their own, but when they are used in progressions and in combination with rhythm, tone colours, and so on, the overall effect doesn’t always reflect the individual chords’ characteristics in a way that one might expect. In other words, I find it interesting that I (and many other composers) often use so-called sad chords to create music that is anything but sad. ‘So far, so good!’ is a simple piece that features both major and minor sections, but is light-hearted and cheerful throughout.” [Christine Donkin]

Christine Donkin is a Canadian composer of educational, choral and instrumental music. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, she holds degrees from the University of Alberta and University of British Columbia and, in addition to her work as a piano teacher, she is active as an adjudicator, clinician, judge, and guest speaker at educational events across Canada.

Christine’s compositions have won awards at national and international competitions notably the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s NewWorks Competition (Ontario, 2010); International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (Greece, 2009); Living Music Under Living Skies Competition (Saskatchewan, 2009); Choral Horizons Competition (Minneapolis, 2009); Classical Marimba League International Composition Competition (2009); Guelph Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition (Ontario, 2008) and Sorel Medallion Competition (New York, 2008).

Christine Donkin’s music is increasingly being performed throughout Canada and America, and also in many European countries. Her educational and choral music have been particularly popular and her works are available from a number of international publishers.

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OrchestrationDouble Bass & Piano
Publishers numberRMD1053

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About the Composer

Christine Donkin is a Canadian composer of educational, choral and instrumental music. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, she holds degrees from the University of Alberta and University of British Columbia and, in addition to her work as a piano teacher, she is active as an adjudicator, clinician, judge, and guest speaker at educational events across Canada. Christine’s compositions have won awards at national and international competitions notably the
  • DaCapo Chamber Choir’s New Works Competition (Ontario, 2010);
  • International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (Greece, 2009);
  • Living Music Under Living Skies Competition (Saskatchewan, 2009);
  • Choral Horizons Competition (Minneapolis, 2009);
  • Classical Marimba League International Composition
  • Competition (2009); Guelph Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition
  • (Ontario, 2008) and Sorel Medallion Competition (New York, 2008).
Christine Donkin’s music is increasingly being performed throughout Canada and America, and also in many European countries. Her educational and choral music have been particularly popular and her works are available from a number of international publishers.    

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