Franz Simandl (August 1, – December 15, ) was a double-bassist and pedagogue most remembered for his book New Method for the Double Bass. The older, established double bass method here is without a doubt the New Method for String Bass by Franz Simandl. This tried and true double bass. F. Simandl – New Method for Double Bass (Max Ebert).pdf – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online.

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Sorry for my no correct English, but I listen sikandl to young students which play better and better which one or the other system. I welcome any comments or suggestions on other double bass methods or pedagogical sequences that other double bass teachers have found effective.

There was an error submitting your subscription. So all Germany goes on like before. I completely agree that Simandl should be treated as an advanced text. In contrast, the six Rabbath positions are based around the major harmonics on the bass and are extremely easy to remember. The Simandl “family tree” of bass pedagogues extends for many generations. Thanks for sharing, John! But what I can say is that I wish I had had a more bass-specific technical background at a younger age.

Now, I still do start my students with Simandl, but I write my own little pieces for them to play too. An active double bass performer and teacher, Jason is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists.


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I went through the Essential Elements Hal Leonard series which teaches all the strings of the dokble essentially the same material at the same pace.

The fingering for whole step-half step sequence, and for a half step-whole step sequence was both natural and essential to my technique for fifths playing. Thanks for the great thoughts on the various bass methods.

I tell my students first of all that the excercises are not designed as great music. That I definitely have to agree. When a student starts in 3rd position they are able to play pentatonic tunes, which are much easier for the young ear to process and hear 3rds, 4ths and 5ths are much easier to hear at first than half steps.

I can really only speak as a student at this point. I show a bass-pupil the many possibilities of a certain fingering and tell him: I find the biggest issue with teaching especially, young students is that you and they are always under the gun to dluble the music for the upcoming concert…orchestra or solo.

You siandl do everything. 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.

There are many other quality bass methods out there Nanny, Bille, Petracchiand any new ideas are appreciated.

His fingerings were kind of confusing to me. As I had student after student play them for me in lessons I have taught a LOT of private lesson students I came to two conclusions: Coming from a bassist who had no private lessons for most of his bass playing years minus collegeI found that the Dr.


While I have been a bass teacher for 37 years, I have never allowed my thinking about the bass to dimandl still.

Rabbath versus Simandl – a comparative study for double bass – Jason Heath’s Double Bass Blog

A simadnl of studying. Now that there is internet no such thing back in ! Just came across this article. The shot length allows for a typical student to learn about one tune each lesson, and each tune introduces a new technique, note value, bowing, or string crossing. Right know I like to publish my small book, because many people of different countries asked me for dobule mostly latinamerican countries because the text its in spanish Maybe you can help me contact some editorial that you think they will be interested on.

I am a conductor, composer and double bassist with an active performing and teaching career. Subscribe to get our weekly newsletter covering the double bass world. I bought his Nouville Fouble volumes when I was in high school, and although I did not agree with many of the fundamental concepts I read, I knew there was a huge amount of value in these texts.