Limited to excerpts for the double bass taken from works by giuseppe verdi, this paper suggests using giovanni bottesini s treatise complete method for the contrebasse to address the technical and musical issues encountered in each excerpt. Giovanni bottesini december 22, 1821 july 7, 1889 was a romantic composer, conductor, and a double bass virtuoso. Apparently botessinis method wasnt up their standards. The years since bottesini s metodo appeared have spawned a host of imitators, the most successful of which is the method complete by edouard nanny, a frenchman. Great pains were taken to ensure the entire text in french is readable and legible. As long as you have a good teacher who knows what hes talking about, the method book doesnt matter as much. Ive been playing bass for 3 years and still have trouble playing in thumb position. All the etudes are actually solfege exercises and i recommend using them as such. International music company bottesini, giovanni martin.
Those who heard bottesini play the instrument said it had an enchanting tone, but there are no known previous recordings of bottesini s instrument. This method book as well as other bottesini exercises are according to my survey popular in. Bottesini, affectionately called the paganinni of the double bass published a method book in the 1860s, published by escudier in france. Lemur stocks dozens of arco technique books, bowing studies, and fingering methods for upright bass. Born in crema, lombardy, he was taught the rudiments of music by his father, an accomplished clarinetist and composer, at a young age and had played timpani in crema with the teatro sociale before the age of eleven. One of bottesini s mini masterpieces for the double bass. On leaving milan, he spent some time in america and also occupied the position of principal double bass. Bottesini, one the worlds greatest musicians, writes a method book. Get the guaranteed lowest prices on bass guitar method books instruments at musicians friend.
Giovanni bottesini, method for double bass, part one. Lots of technically demading studies that contain plenty of position shifts and detailed phrase markings, which will really put your articulation skills to the test. Bottesini, giovanni concerto no 2 in a minor for double. List of compositions by giovanni bottesini wikipedia. He penned 11 masterpiece operas and one regrettable lapse called ero et leandro. Its split into an orchestralrange book i and solorange book ii just like simandl. The newest edutes some notes about the bottesini etudes in the introduction to his method, botessini emphasizes the importance of solfege. Classical and contemporary studies for bass guitar combines essential studies from 19th century composer giovanni bottesini. Other imitations, such as those of simandl and bille, have a positive umbertian.
Double bass arco and classical bass method books, bille, new method double bass in all 7 parts, bottesini double bass method yorke edition, dr. Bottesini, giovannibooks romantic style romantic methods for double bass scores featuring the double bass for 1 player french language italian. Mark urness performs the etudes from bottesinis method book. He conducted the first performance of verdis opera aida in cairo in 1871 and won success with some, at. Rabbath versus simandl jason heaths double bass blog. In addition, you can find their piano accompaniments and playalong cds to help develop your bass playing skills. Download and buy printable sheet music online at jw pepper. I just read through, rabbath versus simandl a comparative study for double bass 26, and ill do so again. Mark urness performs the etudes from bottesini s method book. Surely bottesini knew a thing or two about playing the bass, no. The following is a list of compositions by giovanni bottesini 18211889. While a sound work for any student who seeks bass mastery, it pales next to the genuine complete method. You find the same videos on maestro thomas martin website. Ricordi has published an edition of bottesini s method as well, edited by italo caimmi, and that one also transposes notesmeasures to.
Clair, richard the imperial method for the double bass. Bottesini wrote three operas doible those previously mentioned. Bottesini introduces his method with a few eloquent remarks, laying out the practical foundation of his approach and modestly asserting that, rather than arising from a burning desire to edify the bass playing world, it was only the prompting of others that caused him to create the work. Method for bass part 2 sheet music by giovanni bottesini sheet music plus. Bottesini s method so by no stretch of the imagination do the fingerings resemble anything bottesini intended. In addition, you can find their piano accompaniments and. Browse and buy all sheet music titles composed by giovanni bottesini 182189. He recently published a technique book for the bass, scales for the double bass, available for purchase at. Mortons fingerings and exercises in 5 volumes in stock at lemur music. Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Double bass, orchestra composed by giovanni bottesini 18211889. It doesnt address the technical aspects of the right hand which is more important in developing first than the left hand as a beginning bassist, in my opinion, as compared to rollez scale books, sevcik.
His works for the contrabass solo repertoire transformed the way the world sees the oncelowly instrument. Method for bass part 2 sheet music by giovanni bottesini sheet music plus you find the same videos on maestro thomas martin website. Ive used these two volumes succesfully with my students, and i enjoy playing them myself. Classical and contemporary studies for bass guitar book. Double bass arco and classical bass method books, bille. Part 1 of giovanni bottesini s fine method for double bass which contains 117 exercises. He stands as a sentinel, beckoning from the romantic era to our own tepid times. Learn to play double bass with the most widely requested bass method books. This reprint of the original edition is difficult to find today and should grace every bass players music library. Giovanni bottesini 22 december 1821 7 july 1889, was an italian romantic composer, conductor, and a double bass virtuoso. Buy giovanni bottesini, method for double bass, part one by slatford, rodney, editor isbn. The double bass method book by the 19th century virtuoso himself.
World wide shipping for 20 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music. Bottesini performed with this double bass around the world havana, buenos aires, cairo, london, milan and boston. It was a great, great honor to play this instrument, rotaru said. Giovanni bottesini free sheet music to download in pdf. I bass player friend of mine came over and mentioned the rabbath method. Except the editor, in their supreme wisdom, cut out all the method from the book and just leave the excerpts. Bottesini, giovanni method for double bass part 1 yorke edition on amazon. Double bass arco and classical bass method books, bille, bottesini. Born in crema, italy, he was taught the rudiments of music by his father, an accomplished clarinetist and composer, at a young age and had played timpani in crema with the teatro sociale before the age of eleven. Giovanni bottesini 1821 1889 giovanni bottesini was not only among the most famous double bass players of his time, but was also a conductor of some distinction and a composer. Giovanni bottesini was a double bass virtuoso, his solo concertos are fulllength threemovement works which offer the double bass player, who is truly not spoiled with original pieces, all the performance techniques and effects his heart desires.1166 437 425 1291 367 1269 529 1156 432 863 1023 1086 115 317 978 1309 786 630 1406 1454 975 424 698 543 254 1390 421 1522 1483 830 1175 71 202 1420 1429 504 993 490 20 1041 175 252 211 780 69 208 740 2 698