With little existing in the way of study books for the Double Bass, François Rabbath's (b.1931) three volume series, New Technique for 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 second volume of New Technique for the Double Bass is a significant contribution to the field of Double Bass pedagogy and covers scales, arpeggios, bowing, among other aspects, and also contains 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 for the Double Bass is a well-informed and essential accompaniment to all all Double Bass studies. Moreover, New Technique for the Double Bass contains written instruction in English, French, German and Spanish, making for a highly versatile book.