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Does anyone have tips on learning free bass?

oldbayan

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Looks like challenge I would like to take, just for the kick of it! 

I saw some videos on Youtube but they are mostly from PA players who just discovered the C or B-griff layouts on the bass side!
 

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Use CBA tutor R hand lessons on the L hand.
Use beginner piano books
Get/look at a button chart to find arpeggio/chord patterns - eg from D to D7 just add a button on the same line - df#a then c.
I'm sure you know this is a moveable pattern.
Look at a chord progression using just 2 notes from the chord on L hand
eg: part of Domino goes Em D D7 Am B7 Em
In C system you can do: eg, f#a, f#c, ac, bf#, egb with not much movement - don't suppose B system is much different.
Lars Holm produced some useful books aimed at youngsters - not cheap or easy to find.
Given you have the choice (ie on a 1XB) you might want to consider bass to high going floor to sky (bayan) or even the quint option.
I made a start with this but kept getting lost without marked buttons - was too cautious to swap the tops as others had had trouble getting them lined up again.
Hope this helps.
 
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You can Google for the Mogens Ellegaard Comprehensive method for free bass accordion C-system. 
It's online on the web.
 

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I'd love to see some videos of your progress if you're up for sharing. I sold my freebass box because it was just too heavy.
 

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Well I don't intend to become an expert! I see some people playing the left hand as a second instrument! Not my ambition.
 

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There are a few english methods. Try Deffner publishers,they Have some intro methods for free bass.
 

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