With little exisiting in the way of study books for the Double Bass, François Rabbath's (b.1931) three volume series, New Technique of the Double Bass is welcomed by all performers of the instrument.
Syrian born Rabbath moved to Paris in 1955 to further his studies on the Double Bass. He soon began composing for the instrument as well as transcribing works of other composers for the instrument. The first volume of New Technique of the Double Bass is a significant contribution to the field of Double Bass pedagogy and covers physical approaches to the instrument, bowing, rhythms, intervals, while also containing exercises and studies. As a virtuoso player of the instrument himself, frequently performing as a soloist, Rabbath compiles this technical study book with vast knowledge and experience. Being such a prominent double bassist, Rabbath's New Technique of the Double Bass, accompanied by a CD, is a well-informed and essential accompaniment to all Double Bass studies.