The double bass is one of those musical instruments that would be difficult to learn on your own. Still, there are people who manage to self-educate themselves and learn playing a music instrument on their own. One notable self-taught double bassist is Francois Rabbath. If you want to learn how to play the double bass, here are some books to help you in your studies.
Written by Simandi, this book offers an introduction to the double bass. It covers, among others, playing technique, fingering and hand positions and exercises.
The first book in the Essential Elements Double Bass series. It contains music theory and history, bowing and fingering techniques and other fundamentals of double bass playing.
This method book uses the quarter note approach. Each playing fundamental taught in this book is incorporated in the music pieces.
This book starts off with the basics such as rote and note playing and progresses on to duets, trios and rounds. It also has tips on caring for your instrument and contains illustrations to further guide the student.
Published by Alfred's, this book contains over 50 music pieces in varying music styles such as folk and classical.