The School of Agility is a book by Eugene Levinson (also published by Carl Fischer) which concentrates on improving vital. The School of Agility is a large book of scales and arpeggios in 24 major and minor keys “to introduce the modern bass player to a wide range of fingerings”. The School Of Agility sheet music – Double Bass sheet music by Eugene Levinson: Carl Fischer. Shop the World’s Largest Sheet Music Selection today at Sheet.

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In Leningradhe also became a member of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestrawhere he played for almost sixteen years, and was Principal Bass of the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra for thirteen years. He graduated from the Leningrad Conservatorylater receiving a doctoral degree from this institution.

By using this site, you agree euene the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The School of Agility presents a fingering system that utilizes all four strings on the bass and all areas of the fingerboard, which was previously impossible with the inconsistent gut strings that we used to use.


Published by Carl Fischer CF. This system allows lfvinson to play even the most demanding passages with ease and sophisticated musicianship.

Eugene Levinson’s School of Agility Understanding its Application

While many once considered the bass a clumsy and ugly instrument, Levinson plays his instrument on a par with celebrated soloist like Yo Yo Ma, Joshua Bell and Jascha Heifetz.

You consent to our cookies and privacy policy if you continue to use this site. At the age of twenty-nine, he was the youngest member ever to be appointed to the Leningrad Conservatory’s faculty. We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. The rest of the lessons were spent explaining the ideas behind the new techniques I was learning. A variety of fingerings that allow individual players to find those most suitable for their level and style of playing.

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Each sequence of seven arpeggios resolves to the next key in the circle of fifths so that you can play through all twelve keys and cover all major, minor, diminished, and dominant arpeggios in every key.

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Our first lesson was primarily a rigorous critique of my bad habits. Composed by Eugene Levinson. You may also enter a personal message.

I prepared for the lesson by thoroughly studying Mr. Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc. Rate this product’s difficulty level: Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. These luminary bassists devoted much of their careers to developing a new pedagogy for the double bass in an effort to compensate for centuries of pedagogical deficiency.

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InLevinson was given the Special Recognition Award in Orchestral Performance from the International Society of Bassists for his “extraordinary skills and contribution to the worldwide community of bassists”. In Levinson published a method book entitled The School of Agility where he explains his technique.

I believe that with the modern set up of the bass and the evolution of bass playing that we can step out of the shadows with agility and virtuosity. His approach focuses on improving rhythm, intonation and fingerboard agility via a variety of fingerings. The School of Agility.

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His philosophy seemed to be based on tearing down old habits and techniques then rebuilding based on his technical approach. Agilitj a friend or remind yourself about this product. Close Lebinson Learn about Smart Music. One of the leading figures in this movement to advance the double bass as a solo instrument is Dr.

This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties. After I gave the recital I was impressed with how fast I had learned the repertoire and at how high my level of performance was.