Originally Posted by kevteop
I have never, ever practised slap and even I can do that.
I call BS. You might think
you can do it, but if you've "never, ever practiced slap", there's no way you can do that cleanly, consistently, and with a good groove.
To the OP, I am not some industry professional, just another guy out there in small-time gig land. But I've been playing the bass for a quarter of a century, and I am an avid slapper. I would *not* describe that line as a beginner line, especially at that tempo. Yes, it's a fairly easy line... to someone who uses the technique regularly. But it's not a starting point for learning to slap. He's combining several different technical elements which are all building blocks of the technique, and are best mastered a step at a time, not all at once in an attempt to learn a line that others have deemed "easy".
I think this is an important point, because I don't want you to get discouraged. If you've just started slapping, it's not fair to expect yourself to be able to play that line right off the bat. You need to master some basics first. Once you have those, you can easily assemble them into that line and similar.
Start with this instead. It's a classic video that will guide you step-by-step through all the basic moves, and then show you how to build on that to get basslines like the one in your post... and beyond. Plus you get the added pleasure of making fun of his totally 80s haircut, glasses, and production values. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMTgvcX6bts