In his book, "The Double Bass," Yoan Goilav deals with the education
of a musician. He proposes solutions to extend the traditional limits of the
classical double bass and also suggests solutions to different performance problems.
It deals with the related questions of physical movements, for example, the
intimate interaction of the two hands the attention paid by listening to the
results, etc. The goal here is to achieve a parallel development of musicianship
and performance technique, whether it concerns problems encountered in individual
practice, teaching or in preparation for public performance be it as a soloist
or orchestra musician.
Born in Rumania, Yoan Goilav is a disciple of Joseph Prunner, the celebrated
master of the Viennese School of the Double Bass. Goilav, instrumentalist of
a brilliant technique and superb musicianship, consecrates in this book his
great talent and exceptional knowledge to promote the Double Bass. This work
demonstrates his competence and the insight obtained in a career spanning more
than forty years as performer, soloist with orchestra, judge in international
competitions, as well as a successful teacher.