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Playing the Stradella bass
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:44:38 PM »
How's your left hand bass playing? I know some players come to the 3-row button box from smaller accordions with limited basses – 8 or 12, for example – and may find the Stradella bass, with up to 120 buttons, a bit daunting.

An accordion player and teacher who lives near me, Guy Wiley, has recently published a book which promises to be a big help in learning the Stradella bass. Called “The Accordion Bass”, Guy's book provides a sequence of explanations and excercises from basics to more advanced bass playing. It could also benefit more experienced players whose bass playing hasn’t ventured much beyond the basics.
The pics show the covers and table of contents.

Guy sells his book on eBay and it looks to be a good investment at £14.99.

Edit 20 November: eBay link updated
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 12:06:32 PM by Bill »


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Re: Playing the Stradella bass
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 09:39:11 PM »
Thats one for   my Christmas list! Thanks Bill!!  Ive been looking for a good ref for this for a while



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Re: Playing the Stradella bass
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 06:24:53 PM »
Just bought one as I have been needing something like this for some time.  Thanks for the link Bill.


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