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The New Simandl (adapted by Cole Davis)

The New Simandl (adapted by Cole Davis)

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About the Method

The New Simandl is a re-fingering of the original Simandl method to fit a more modern context of playing. As opposed to the half-position to G string method, the New Simandl utilizes the entire bass. Backing tracks are available on Spotify

About Cole Davis

Cole Davis is a rising star in the upright bass world. In 2017, he won the Ron Carter Bass Competition at only 20 years old. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2019, Cole was awarded the rare honor of being accepted to the Juilliard Artist Diploma and Graduate Degree Program concurrently.

A busy sideman in New York City and abroad, he has played at The Kennedy Center, Rose Hall, The Appel Room, The Jazz Standard, and many other venues. His first etude book, “Freedom of Movement,” was released in August of 2020 and was praised by upright bassists such as Eddie Gomez and Rufus Reid as being a game-changing method in upright bass technique. He currently endorses Yamaha basses and was named the 2019 Yamaha Young Artist in Jazz as the first upright bass player to be given the distinction.

Bundle Option Includes 5 books

1. The New Simandl
2. Lines (bass clef, backing tracks)
3. Freedom of Movement (bass and treble clef, backing tracks)
4. Shift Free Scales and Arpeggios
5. Understanding Thumb Position

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