OK people, I thought I'd put this one out there to you all. I'm about to record a new slap video lesson on the popular muted palm slap and I'm wondering what the general consensus is regarding the name of the technique?
I usually call it a muted palm slap and I've seen people use other terms like 'left hand slap' so what do you guys think is the most common term?
I say this because one of the problems with doing instructional videos online is the diversity of terms. The American/European difference between quarter notes/eight notes and crotchets/quavers is a prime example. I'd never needed to use the terms 8th or 16th note until I started doing stuff on an international basis.
I know there is no definitive term for the muted palm slap and no governing bodies that regulate this stuff but it would be useful to know the most common term.
Just in case there's any confusion as to what I'm talking about, it's the left hand (fretting hand) slap down onto the fretboard we use to make a dull thud or ghost note without the use of the slapping thumb or fingers. Love Games by Level 42 is a perfect example as are the machine gun triplet fills I demonstrate in my Slap Fills lesson : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXxzmQMRgek
So, what are your thoughts?