A question for Rabbathians: From having studied in the tradition of the Simmandl school (with a teacher -- hold your guns, you get-a-teacher obsessives), I decided to give a try to the Rabbath Method. I got my hands on the 3 volumes of the Nouvelle Technique, and I've had a bit of trouble translating my previous position concepts to the new ones. Rabbath uses only 6 positions to cover the whole register of the bass (although he writes in the 3rd vol. that the 2nd position isn't really used, but only as a transition step). On the 1st Rabbathian postion I can cover the same notes that I covered on the Simmandlian HP, 1st and 2nd positions. Am I right on that? Should I consider the Rabbathian positions as equivalent to Simmandlian positions, only that the former are much more embracing? Does the Rabbath school see the positions in the same way as Simmandl and others?