Rabbath Art of the Bow on Amazon (cheap!)

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Hans Sturm, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Hans Sturm

    Hans Sturm

    Dec 11, 2005
    For those of you looking for help with your bow arm, I have recently become aware that Amazon is selling Rabbath's Art of the Bow DVD for an extraordinarily low price. If you were interested to see what Rabbath has to say on the subject but were put off by the high price tag, you can now find it for less than the cost of a CD. I don't know how long this may last… happy bassing!
  2. Michael Eisenman

    Michael Eisenman Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Eugene, Oregon
    Very inexpensive; I just ordered a copy. Thanks, Hans.
  3. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Yeah, I noticed that bargain a couple of weeks ago. But thanks for reminding me...I'm ordering it.
  4. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Genz-Benz Amplifiers, Fishman Transducers
    I saw that more than a month ago, I jumped on it!
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  6. dsamudio


    Oct 22, 2007
    Fort Worth Texas

    Just snagged a copy.

    Beats paying $80. :hyper::hyper::hyper:

  7. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Torrance, CA
    I owe you one. What a bargain! Thanks!
  8. Will Yager

    Will Yager Supporting Member

    May 7, 2006
    Knoxville, TN
    I also grabbed one a month or two back. I'm glad it wasn't a fluke!
  9. damonsmith


    May 10, 2006
    Houston, Tx
    Bought it, and I am studying it along with his methods and Fredrick Zimmermann's Contemporary Concept of Bowing.
    I have made huge improvements in a short time. Not much that is price of two good beers can do this much for your bass playing..
  10. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    Grabbed a copy, too. Thanks for the tip!
  11. Mike Goodbar

    Mike Goodbar Supporting Member

    Can the concepts in this DVD be applied to German bow?
  12. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Hans, you need to call Amazon and tell them you expect commission on all these sales you brought them. :cool:
  13. damonsmith


    May 10, 2006
    Houston, Tx
    For sure. One of the things he figured out was to use the weight of the arm just like German bow players have done for years. I learned his French grip years ago - the first finger is moved more forward on the stick and the concept works just like German.
    I like to learn all techniques with both grips, myself.
  14. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    wanted to order a copy but it says temporary out of stock :meh:
  15. Mike Goodbar

    Mike Goodbar Supporting Member

    Try Barnes and Noble; They have it for about $11. I ordered mine with one of the many B&N gift cards I received for Xmas ;)
  16. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Thanks for the tip. I picked it up on Amazon and I'm learning a lot.
  17. chicagodoubler


    Aug 7, 2007
    Chicago, that toddling town
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Genz Benz
  18. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Bargain! THANK YOU :hyper: Just ordered my copy
  19. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Cool deal! The folks at Lemur shipped me a bookshelf copy and it's a great resource for bow work. BTW, Hans, just told a room full of my Bass Majors about your Youtube clips about Rabbath technique.
  20. Violen

    Violen Instructor in the Vance/Rabbath Method Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Kansas City Metro Area
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Guitars (Basses)
    This DVD is paramount in the development of the important hand, the Right Hand. My only wish is that Francois would stress a little more the importance of the weight of the arm, the transfer of power from the feet, putting more weight into the first finger.

    Want to make it work faster? Pick up your bass and play along with him. Watch his arm, not your own. It will change your posture quickly!!!
  21. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    "the transfer of power from the feet"... that I hadn'd heard of before, Violen...can you expand, please


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