A lively and enjoyable work aimed at the good intermediate bassist. It utilises much of the range of the double bass, including high harmonics, but is still accessible to anyone of about Grade 8 standard. This is a useful introduction to the upper reaches of the instrument and is fun to study and perform, also very accessible for an audience. The accompaniment is simple and supportive and this new edition offers an 'old classic' for young bassists of the 21st-century. Popularised by Gary Karr in his Children's Concerts, this has much to commend it to students and teachers alike. There are effective technical challenges for anyone looking for something a little different and this is also available in editions for double bass quartet or double bass and string quartet. This edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.