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Don't Start Now - Pop String Quartet with Rhythm Section parts

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By Dua Lipa, Dallas String Quartet

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String Quartet, Drum Set, Guitar, Bass Guitar - Advanced - Digital Download
By Dua Lipa, Dallas String Quartet. Arranged by Kyle Pudenz. Score, Set of Parts. 63 pages. Published by ViolinVagabond Music (H0.722015-SC004151900).

Item Number: H0.722015-SC004151900

This unique version of Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" was performed by Dallas String Quartet in their latest music video, and is now available to your ensemble as well!

"If you don't wanna see me dancing with..." some random person's iPod speaker instead of listening to your amazing string quartet, then Don't Start buying shoddy arrangements from free-gig-whatevers dot com. Instead, make the right choice for  your ensemble and invest in high quality charts from real, professional arrangers. What you're getting here is not a 72% accurate transcription of someone's Dua Lipa YouTube piano cover that has been laid out "legibly enough" on 4 staves. This is a tasteful setting of one of the sexiest disco grooves to hit radio since the Beegee's untimely decline, and it highlights all those hip string parts from Dua's original track while adding some original figures to really make this tune pop as an instrumental version.

Within the pages of this fantastically funky fresh score, you'll find some simple (but effective) choppingslapping & extended string techniques to help your ensemble get their groove on, an extendable outro solo where players can stretch their creative legs on a dull gig, and enough sneaky reharminizations to earn an oh-so-satisfying nod of approval from that one guy in the back of the audience who used to be in a jazz band.

This version of the score includes optional RHYTHM SECTION PARTS for guitar, bass, & drum set in addition to the standard string quartet. While this arrangement is more than capable of moving, grooving and soothing with just the string parts, there are a variety of scenarios in which you may find adding some of those "loud" instruments may benefit your ensemble, such as:

- Cool collaborations with non-classical musicians.

- Making peace and finally finding common ground with those heathens who use frets to play in tune.

- Performing at outdoor events... or anywhere where alcohol is served. Small talk doesn't stand a chance against drums!

- You just got the stage plot for the gig and are concerned people won't take you seriously if you have less than 7 inputs on your rider.

- You carpooled to the wedding with the band, and figured you guys might as well play something together during the reception rather than spend all night starting at the appetizers that you aren't allowed to eat.

... and the list goes on.

Help take your ensemble to a new level when expanding your gig repertoire this year. This chart will keep your musicians inspired and your audience's insatiable need to consume brand new music in alternative instrumentations satisfied. To be clear, some practice and/or rehearsal will likely be required, so sight reading is not recommended, but with just a little bit of effort this arrangement will be FUN for your group to play!

Performance time - approximately 3:00, longer if you want to vamp the outro

Questions? Feel free to contact me via my website, or on the 'Insta @theviolinvagabond.

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