Notes from the Composer:
DW501 - Abacus:

Standard: Grade 6
Playing Time (approximate): 2 min 20 sec

Multi-rhythmic in terms of feeling and timing, this piece - written in Eb major, with a middle section in C major - varies between 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 time, although it may well be hard for the listener to notice the subtle changes that occur throughout the piece because they are intricately intertwined. It is a lighthearted, somewhat whimsical piece that incorporates constant rhythmic interplay between treble and bass, and requires a technique that is confident. It is ideally suited to Stradella bass instruments.

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