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Rondo Alla turca arr. 2 guitars & bass


This is shortened version of Mozart's Alla turca in an arrangement for two guitars and bass. In the realisation the melody and bass are played by electric guitars and the accompaniment by an acoustic. The arrangement invites a mix and match approach as to whether electric or acoustic instruments are used. It should be an easy piece to learn in that it one of the the most immediately recognisable and popular pieces of music in the repetoire. It was Mozart himself who titled the piece Alla truce (Turkish March) as the music was intended to imitate the sounds of the instruments in the then familiar Turkish military bands. Understood to have been composed in 1783, a tempo in the range 110-120 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute is suggested. It is a very adaptable piece stylistically and in the repetoire of classical musicians, folk bands, jazz groups and café style ensembles. In the realisation one guitar has steel strings whilst the other has nylon to enhance the tonal contrast.





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