I heard a country song on Sirius / XM the other day and the violinist played a tremolo going from normale to sul ponticello. Any know the song?
Welcome to Classical Thump. I’m a bassist and public school orchestra teacher in the Chicago area. The idea for this blog occurred to me while exercising. I always have my iPod playing a random assortment of rock and pop tunes while at the gym and I’d often hear a song and think, “This would be great to teach this or that concept”.
The name is taken from Victor Wooten’s piece of the same name which is a complex and funky bass solo adaptation of Bach’s first cello suite.
If you have a song idea to teach a music theory concept, let me know! Leave a comment or email me at THUMP at CLASSICALTHUMP dot COM.
I try to link every song to iTunes.