ART OF THE BOW - DVD

ART OF THE BOW - DVD
Francois Rabbath is one of the most influential teachers of the double bass in the history of the instrument. This DVD is an award-winning serious endeavor, a 3.5 hour double sided disc with interviews, live performance footage, biomechanics animations, multiple camera angles that people can switch between as the DVD plays. It gives you a far more in-depth picture of a great artist performing than anything else ever produced.

It has been given rave reviews in all the bass mags and string mags (Bass Player, Double Bassist, Bass World, American String Teacheretc.) as well as USA Today and the Christian Science Monitor and called things like ' a must have' and 'tour de force' and 'raises the level of pedagogy for all string instruments.'

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VIDEO SAMPLES (PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE)
Sample of 3-D Biomechanic Animation
Sample of Selectable Camera Angles & Instruction
Sample of Live Performances and Interviews

The Art of the Bow project is the first in-depth pedagogical study of a majorconcert artist utilizing state-of-the-art technology. While past research hasbeen limited to commentary enhanced with print illustrations or single cameravideo, The Art of the Bow employs multiple camera angles, biomechanics, andthe technology of motion capture to offer the most complete picture of theelusive art of bow control currently possible. This project represents a milestonestring players a rare glimpse into the subtle art of his bow technique.

The first portion of the DVD is comprised of four sections; Essentials, The BowArm, Lessons, and Interviews. Essentials is concerned with the basics of postureand issues regarding the tools of the bow, including bow weight, balance, andtension. The Bow Arm outlines the basic principles of Rabbath©s bow techniqueincluding arm, hand, and wrist motions. This section also introduces the firstbow stroke, the son premier, on which all other bow strokes are based. InLessons Rabbath teaches the beginning bow motion to a student with no previousmusical experience and demonstrates how to check your own basic bow stroke.The final section, Interviews, features over forty minutes of Rabbath©s thoughtson teaching, practice, and performance. Each interview section is separated by alive performance interlude from his 2002 concert in Lille, France.

The second portion of the DVD serves as an in-depth study of Rabbath©s SevenFamilies of Bow Strokes divided into two sections, multiple angles and biomechanics.The multiple angle portion features a brief description and demonstration of eachstroke and its variations with four camera angles. By using the Angle Button on yourDVD remote control or computer screen, you may access any one of the four anglesduring the demonstrations when they are available. Most DVD players will show amultiple angle icon on the screen when it is possible to switch between angles. Theview will revert to the lecture angle once the multiple angle clip is finished. By leavingthe button set to a chosen angle, that angle will be seen every time a multiple angleshot reappears. Live performance footage demonstrating each stroke appearsbetween each of the families.

Biomechanics, A Silent Motion Study offers the viewers the opportunity to ©playalong© with Rabbath and work on mastering the motion of each stroke. Captured at150 frames per second, Rabbath again demonstrates the seven families of bowstrokes and their variations. Due to the high memory requirements, only a briefexample of each stroke is captured. Since the example of each stroke is so brief,the examples have been looped in a regular a rhythm to create longer segments.It should be noted that a completely smooth loop is not possible, as each strokedoes not necessarily end exactly where it began. The four more complicated strokes,son premier, portato, sautille, and repeated down and up, are studied in more depthand looped with numerous animated variations derived from the original footage.The remaining three families, staccato, retake, and artificial harmonics, are loopedin three perspectives."

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