Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Dino Dances 3: Brachiosaurus Boogie

The Dino Dances were actually inspired by the drawings of the amazing children's book illustrator Paul Stickland. I'm starting with the last one, that way they will end up in the right order on the blog (you see, I'm learning...).

Like in the other Double Bass Project pieces, the bass part is playable on open strings. But in this piece the bass section gets to show off a little, too, starting at letter B. Who says open string parts have to be dull?

The brachiosaurus is way too awesome a creature to have a regular ending to its dance. In the last chord, everyone should play as high a note as they can on their instrument. This will result in a sort of microtonal cluster. What the brachiosaurus actually does (or says) here, I leave to the imagination of the musicians!

P.S. Complete parts for the Brachiosaurus Boogie and the other Dino Dances (with a bonus movement!) are available at Sheet Music Plus: Dino Dances for Junior String Orchestra


  1. Thank you very much for sharing your music. I have a blog similar to yours.

  2. Thanks, Raül! And thanks for the link, love your blog :)

  3. Hello, I love the look of Brachiosaurus-Boogie. I was wondering if I could have the parts please. My kids will love it!

    1. Thank you! :)
      You can find the parts here:
      I would love to hear how the kids liked it!

  4. Hi. We wish to play this with my daughter. Is it possible to listen to thus song, how it should be played? Do you have a link to an audio file? Thank you

  5. Hello Hajni! You can find a .wav-file of the Brachiosaurus Boogie in a reworked version here:
    It's a little different from this version, but enough to get an idea of how it's supposed to sound. Good luck! :)