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This page was last edited on 15 Augustat Jaime rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Method book with fingerings and bowings.

Franz Simandl

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Things have moved on so quickly in the 20th and 21st centuries and much that has gone before can be overlooked and forgotten, simandp we should remember that Frantisek Simandl was a pioneer of his time. Schmidt Heilbronnconsists of 50 recital works divided into nine volumes.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Diego De la street marked it as to-read Oct 15, Sections of this page. Be the first to ask a question about New Method for the Double Bass. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Irene Estrella added it Mar 12, He was Professor of double-bass at the Vienna Conservatory from to Simandl – Notturno Op.

John Kessler marked it as to-read Sep 10, Simandl employs the entire range of the double bass, with a smattering of scale and arpeggio figures to take simanndl soloist into the higher register, but with the musical and cantabile line always to the fore. Suelbi Silva marked it as to-read Nov 04, Lists with This Book.

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Good and honest music from a good and honest musician. First published in Book 7, an all-Simandl volume, the one movement work is in ternary form and offers musical and technical challenges in equal measure. Simandl may not have the lyrical or v turns of phrase of a Bottesini, but the piece is well written, doesn’t outstay its welcome, and is worth the occasional outing or two to celebrate the pioneering work of this important figure in our rich heritage and history.


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Typical of the period, the late Romantic style is evident throughout alongside a traditional harmonic structure, but still with enough chromatic side-stepping to add a touch of spice and interest to the proceedings. Thanks for telling us about the problem. David Heyes [1 January ].

The Prague School of Double Bass dates back to the early years of the 19th-century and its influence has reached to every corner of the globe. Refresh and try again.

New Method for the Double Bass

Views Read Edit View history. The Simandl “family tree” of bass pedagogues extends for many generations.

His approach uses the first, second, and fourth fingers of the left hand the third and fourth operating together as one digit for stopping the strings in the lower register of the instrument and divides the fingerboard into various positions. Technical accomplishment is not enough, but the Notturno is elegant and accessible, easy to programme in a recital and a piece which won’t challenge an audience. There are opportunities for the bassist to display both musical and technical skills and to add life to a long forgotten part of our history and heritage.

Emily Tarantino added it Mar 17, Edited and annotated by Lucas Drew. Marisa Bellie rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Simandl composed many songs, his favourite genre, choral works, a Pastoral Mass, made arrangements for military band and wrote many works for double bass, but is chiefly remembered today for his educational and instructional music for double bass, which remains in print to this day.


The second volume of the method looks at the use of thumb position using the thumb, first, second and third fingers, to play solo, high register work and again dividing the fingerboard up into a concept of positions. The application of contemporary bass pedagogy concepts to beginning string class instruction, in American String Teacher Magazine Fernando Romay rated it liked it May 09, You also need the likes of Dittersdorf, Pichl, Vanhal, Hoffmeister and countless others to complete the picture.

Cover Photos photos. There is nothing here that couldn’t be found in Simandl’s Method or study books, but the piece is still reliant on the musical and lyrical skills of the bassist for a successful performance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Franz Simandl August 1, — December 15, was a double-bassist and pedagogue most remembered for his book New Method for the Double Bass, known as the Simandl book, which is to this day used as a standard study of double bass technique and hand positions.

New Method for the Double Bass by F. Simandl

Founded in by Wenzel Hausethere simadnl been many significant Czech bassists who have made an important contribution throughout its year history, but possibly none more so than Franz Simandl, whose influence and impact is still felt more than a century after his death. Of the 14 original works by Simandl, his ‘Notturno’ Op. The final G major arpeggio ascends from the lowest G to a sustained harmonic G three octaves higher.