The celebrated Principal Bassist of the New York Philharmonic offers a bass-fingering methodology that reflects a lifetime of experience as both a teacher and a performer in this comprehensive book. His teaching approach in The School of Agility focuses on developing fingerings that will improve rhythm, intonation and ease of fingerboard movement. Highlights include: A variety of fingerings that allow individual players to find those most suitable for their level and style of playing. - Fingerings that are appropriate to specific playing situations - Techniques for producing a clean, clear low frequency sound. Simply put, The School of Agility will provide the modern string bass player with an innovative and effective approach to mastering the instrument.