François Rabbath demonstrates his crab fingering system as an alternative to traditional shifting.

The double bassist explains in greater detail how to use his left-hand pivot and crab techniques in The Strad’s October 2015 issue – download through The Strad app.

Read Rabbath's thoughts on building endurance in bass playing.


Read: Life Lessons: François Rabbath

Watch: A meeting of two very different bassists

Read: Left-hand pivots and the crab fingering system with bassist François Rabbath


Rabbath discusses his Sentimental Work in our May issue