This is the home to the award-winning Art of the Bow DVD, a project over 3 years in the making, bringing cutting edge technology to unearth the subtle artistry of one of the 20th Century's master musicians.
François Rabbath is renown in the bass world for his innovative left hand technique, radical techniques such as the pivot and the crab, that have revolutionized the way the bass is played and taught. First introduced in the early 1980s, these innovations have since become common place in even the most main stream heterogenous method books published by the likes of Kjos, Suzuki, and FJH.
While it is Rabbath's virtuosic left hand technique that created the greatest stir when he first appeared on the international stage, those in attendance also experienced the richness of his sound and ability to perform gymnastics with the bow thought only to be possible by virtuosic violinists.
It is true, one can look at his methods and see the note on the page, place a finger on the suggested string, and begin to come to rudimentary understanding of François' left hand technique. However there is no way for a static two-dimensional book to show you how to execute a bariolage or off-the-string portato stroke.
The Art of the Bow takes you from the most basic detache through the seven familes of strokes with detailed instructions enhanced with user selectable camera angles, biomechanics animations and enriched by live performances and lengthy interview segments on topics ranging from performance nerves to teaching with love.