Lots of stuff for bowing!
Hi, thanks for the Q
There are tons of etude books that I would recommend. Basically, look through the International Music Publishers (USA) catalog and get anything you don't have, Robertson's Violin Shop (in Albuquerque) has the biggest selection of (classical) bass methods, etudes, and pieces in stock.
Etudes, or studies, by Simandl, Storch-Hrabe, Libon, Montanarri, Lee, Nanny, Gregora, etc... will do you well and get you all over the bass. There are contemporary etudes by myself, Frank Proto, Bert Turetzky, Francois Rabbath, and others. You have opened the door to a whole word of fascinating literature!
History... look in your local library! Paul Brun wrote a nice history and there are at least three others but I cannot think of the authors at the moment. The Internet is a great resource too.
Best of luck! ~~ Patrick
Last edited by PNeher : 03-19-2012 at 05:11 PM.