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Upright Double Bass Solos (unaccompanied)

This section of upright double bass music is simply written for the bass by itself without any accompaniment or any other instrument combination.  By far, Bach is the most popular 'solo' unaccompanied, music.  While originally written for cello, all six cello suites remain the most musically expressive and technically challenging music on the bass.  Not only is it just 'good music', it is something that bassists of all ages and levels can play.  On this page, we offer music from the Bach Suites. For any extra solo bass music (with no piano) can be found in the 2nd page. 

Here's a little more on Bach on the Upright Bass.

Other bass music found on page 2:  There are some 'classic' solo bass pieces written expressly for the bass.  BB Wolf,  is not only technically demanding, it is hilariously narrated by the player while playing the bass.  Another good one: "Failing" which if anyone has seen the Robert Black or Bert Tureztky perform this one (using 6 or 7 music stands in a row) will know, is a different kind of 'hard' and adds a lot of fun to any performance.

J. S. Bach Music Description Price

B-100

JS Bach's Cello Suites 1, 2 & 3 (Sterling edition)

Arranged for the bass in different than original keys.

$17.00
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B-101

JS Bach's Cello Suites 4 & 5 (Sterling edition.) 
Arranged for the bass in different than original keys.

$17.00
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B-102

JS Bach's Cello Suite 6 (Sterling edition) Arranged for the bass. 

Arranged for the bass in different than original keys.
$17.00
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B-103

JS Bach, Six Cello Suites
  (Becker)
This edition by Becker, is a great starting edition to have for the double bassist.  Here you get all 6 suites for the low price.  It's a great idea to get this one and another edition to get more phrasing and fingering ideas.  See our Bach page.
$17.50
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B-104

JS Bach, Suite No. 1 in G Major (Rabbath)

This suite is written "at pitch" in G Major(played up an octave) and sounds in the same octave as a cello.
$16.50
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B-105

JS Bach, Suite No. 2 in D Minor (Rabbath)
This suite is written "at pitch" in D minor(played up an octave) and sounds in the same octave as a cello.
$16.50
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B-106

JS Bach, Six Suites arranged for bass by Mark Bernat.
$24.25
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2nd page of Bass solos with no accompaniment