Rabbath vs Simandl – what’s the best double bass best position system?

The Rabbath and Simandl position systems are widely used worldwide. In this post, we take a look at the similarities and differences.

With Nicholas Walker · Ann Arbor, MI

We’re taking a deep dive on the position systems developed by two of the double bass world’s most well-known pedagogues.

Both of these systems are widely used, and while double bassists can move between both approaches, there can be a lot of confusion surround them as well.

In this video, we dig into how these position systems work through an awesome guide created by University of Michigan bass professor Nicholas Walker:

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