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Montag Method? Any opinions?

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Glenn, May 26, 2005.

  1. Glenn


    Nov 24, 2004
    Anyone heard of the Montag Method? Any opinions? :)
  2. spdrswb


    May 26, 2005
    Good work. Comprehensive. Not too easy, best to be studied with a teacher only. Tryes to prepare for orchestral role. I think it is worth to do it together with a collection of studies.
  3. Who has it? What is it?
  4. Glenn


    Nov 24, 2004
    It is the double bass method that I am using that my teacher swears by. It is by Lajos Montag published by Editio Musica Budapest. I am only on volume one but so far I have really enjoyed it. It does seem to be for preperation for orchestral role. Hope this helps.
  5. kellerjul


    Feb 18, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I think, that the Montag method fits more to older students,who already heard about body awarness. I had to begin with this method and it was really hard, and had a lot of pain in my left hand. Also, Montag pays more attiention to left hand than to the right............
  6. scott reed

    scott reed Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2002
    Montag is Simandl on steroids. Much more musical.
    Hungarian folk songs and compositions with piano
    accompaniment. Books IV and V are thumb position.
    IIIa, IIIb and IIIc are orch/solo prep. I and II
    encompass Simandl I material. Not as modern
    as Streicher or Rabbath in approach. I get them
    from Boosey & Hawkes in the UK.

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