VCG wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:31 am
Is the technique of rest stroking and bass at the same time worth training?
Oh, definitely yes! Rest strokes can be great for emphasizing specific notes in a run and those notes are often played at the same time as a bass note.
That being said, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to play all of this passage with rest strokes. I would probably play the e sharp with a rest stroke and maybe the low f sharp too but for the rest of the passage I think you'll get a better result with free strokes. However, if you want to play everything with rest strokes, the only option is to dampen the bass notes a bit early.
As for that question nobody has asked in this thread yet but somebody is bound to bring up (yes, I got a hint of precognition here
): switching between rest stroke and free stroke during a passage is not difficult. The difference should only be the angle of your stroke, no significant changes in the hand position.