Written in French by Pierre Jacquier and Jean-Louis Charbonnier, L'Art De Jouer La Basse De Viole – Vol. 1 is a method for beginners who want to discover this instrument. The book introduces the player to the history of the Viola da Gamba and to the necessary techniques to be able to play.
The book is divided as per below as if it were a game: the first part, “Pieces of the game” explains where the instrument comes from and the “Rules of the Game” part gives directions to follow to be able to play the instrument. It includes scales, studies, scales and small pieces, as well as advice.
This really interesting volume requires some solid music theory knowledge.