Nouvelle Technique De La Contrebasse - Vol. 4 is the fourth book of a method for Double Bass by François Rabbath. Following the three previous volumes, it can be used by upper beginners or intermediate players and requires some basic musical knowledge in theory and reading.
This book is divided into five chapters: exercises, studies, scales and arpeggios, orchestral figures and pieces for solo Double Bass.
In terms of technical points, it features the different positions, the double chords, the pivot and some highlight on the bow and the wrist positions among others.
This helpful method is definitely one of the most complete. It will help all Double Bass beginners to get the necessary basic skills.
Born in Syria in 1931, François Rabbath has been playing the Double Bass from a really young age. He later settled in Paris when he was the main Double Bass accompaniment for renowned French artists including Edith Piaf, Georges Moustaki and Serge Gainsbourg. He recorded some CDs and DVDs, did some touring and was offered the possibility of writing his own Double Bass method in which he describes his “crab technique”.