François Rabbath (b 1931 Aleppo, Syria)) is a contemporary Syrian French double-bass player, soloist, and composer. He was born into a family of musicians but his only instruction came from a book written by a Parisian bassist Edouard Nanny. In 1955 he went to Paris, hoping to meet Nanny, who had died before he arrived, but he continued to study, and in 1964 recorded for the first time. Rabbath's greatest influence was in the field of bass pedagogy. His Nouvelle technique de la contrebasse is a new approach to double-bass playing that works especially well for soloing.