Richard Morse Posted February 7, 2006 Share Posted February 7, 2006 Have you tried doing much left hand work with a CBA? If it has a typical stradella bass, it's very very limited." I took correspondence lessons from Gary Dahl, who teaches "Harmony Application". His use of Stradella involves lot's of moving up/down the left side. It's very doable after some getting used to. You can play chromatic scale on Stradella, no problem. The only limitation is the "wrap around" feel of the scale. It's only one octave, but voiced in such way, that it tricks the listener.I find that to be a serious limitation. It's not so bad when you have a lot going on, but a real drag when doing cleaner accompaniment to go "over the break". I also find the set inversions of the chords to be sometimes otherwise than I'd like them to be. Not to mention instances when I want just the root and 5th (for example) without the 3rd. Sure you can choose those two from the bass notes so long as you want the deeper sound, but even then you have no choice of inversion. Chords made of bass notes also sound really thick and muddy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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