Back in 2007, International Society of Bassists president Hans Sturm and I recorded a set of videos. Set up as mini-lessons (with me playing the role of student), we recorded these in order to give folks a primer on some of the concepts of the Rabbath technique, a popular approach to bass playing that nevertheless remains widely misunderstood. If you’re interested in this technique, you may also want to check out my interview with Rabbath himself!
These five videos (compiled here into one long chunk–use the forward and back buttons to navigate back and forth between tracks) were a lot of fun to do–you get to see me try these techniques out on my relatively non-Rabbathesque Jakstadt bass, and you get to see one of my cats (Angel in this case) making an appearance. Every time a camera is rolling in our place the cats seem to find a way of working themselves into the frame. These videos are also available for download at Hans’s Contrabass Conversations page, and subscribing to the podcast will allow you to get this kind of content (along with all our other weekly audio offerings) as soon as it’s released.
You can also find these videos on YouTube.
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