Giovanni Bottesini ranks as one of the most famous Double Bass virtuosi ever to have lived. His Metodo Completo Per Contrabbasso
or Method For Double Bass
appeared in print between 1860 and 1970 in French, Italian and English.
The value of Bottesini's method lies in the gradual progression from simple exercises and rhythms in easy keys, to virtuoso studies that use advance bowing techniques and require a thorough knowledge of the instrument.