Preece Music

Classical arrangements by Thomas Preece.

Golliwogg's Cakewalk for Ukulele and Bass

Book cover: Golliwogg's Cakewalk for Ukulele and Bass

Golliwogg’s Cakewalk is the most famous movement from Claude Debussy’s Children’s Corner, a suite written not to be played by children, but to be evocative of childhood and traditional toys. A cakewalk, being the predecessor to ragtime, is a syncopated dance, traditionally danced as a competition in which the winner gets a cake.

The bass part is intended to be played on bass ukulele or bass guitar, but can also be played on double bass, piano, or any other instrument in the bass register - at a push, even the lowest four strings of a guitar will work. The music is provided in several different formats, including a full score, and parts in both notation and tablature, allowing you to print off only the formats that suit you best. For this reason, this arrangement is available only as an ebook, rather than a printed edition.

The arrangement presented here is released under the Creative Commons Attribution licence, allowing you to freely share, adapt and perform the music without requiring payment or special permission. The ebook is available under a pay-what-you-like system, allowing you to set your own price (including nothing) of what you think the arrangement is worth.

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