Playing Techniques II
The "Nouvelle Technique"
It is obvious from the many different approaches to the playing technique involved in mastering the "huge violin" that the search has always been for methods that will cope with particular musical challenges. The revolutionary method of the Syrian double bass virtuoso François Rabbath bears witness to the fact that this process is far from over. His method is consistent in that it adopts an integrated approach, seeing individual areas as subordinate to an overall cohesion.