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Posted by Mat on September 19, 2001 at 03:27:20:
In Reply to: Dargonette Teacher Required posted by Laurence Blackadder on September 18, 2001 at 08:35:16:
: I live in Carlisle on the English Scottish border. I'm on the hunt for a Classical double bass teacher who teaches Dargonette exclusively. This style seems to be a bot of a minority sport around here, can anyone help?.
Dargonette? Never heard of him! You mean Dragonetti?
I am not aware of the fact he wrote a method or even studies for double bass, so unless you mean another Dargonette, you will not be very succesfull in finding any teachers who only teach that. Some methods used are Nanny and Simandl, or even Bottesini (he wrote a method). Also Billé, and nowadays contemporary methods such as Rabbath, Streicher and Karr are used. Also, much teachers will mix, and not exclusively teach out of one book or method.
Dragonetti on the other hand wrote a few solos for double bass, three walzes, a beautiful and fun concerto (in A major) and a couple of other works. But helas, no method or studies.
Good luck, and let us know if you find anything by Dargonette (although I am pretty sure it must be Dragonetti or Dragonette as it is sometimes spelled).
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