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  1. Bassist4Life

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    I've been contributing to slap threads over the past couple years only to repost the same links and information. I'm sure there are other TB'ists in the same boat. I'm really looking forward to this thread growing into a valuable resource for bassists of all levels doing the slap bass thing.

    I could post tons of links to people playing slap bass; however, I'm trying to be really selective in the content I'm posting. Any of us could go to YouTube or Google and pull up 100's of people playing slap bass, but I was thinking that we could post examples from top-notch players/pro's, or lessons that you've found helpful.

    When you see the weekly "How Do I Slap?" thread, feel free to send them to "The Slap Bass Welcome Center".

    Joe
     
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    Here's Tony Oppenheim's "Slap It" examples: (w/audio & notation/tab)
    Slap It Examples

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    TONY OPPENHEIM

    Warwick Bass Survival 101 Lessons by Dale Titus: (w/video & notation/tab)
    Lesson No.5 "Steamlining Your Right Hand Slapping Technique
    Streamlining Your Right Hand Slapping Technique

    Lesson No.6 "Learning Raked Triplets" (w/video)
    Learning Raked Triplets

    Lesson No.11 "Using Fingerboard Percussive Slaps (w/video, tab/notation)
    Using Fingerboard Percussive Slaps

    Lesson No.13 "Muted G String Popping" (w/video & tab/notation)
    Muted G String Popping

    Lesson No.15 "Another Way To Slap Triplets" (w/video & notation)
    Another Way To Slap Triplets

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    DALE TITUS
     
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    "Basic Slapping Bass Lesson" by Joe Santerre from Berklee Shares.com (w/audio, notation/tab)
    Basic Slapping Lesson (pdf)

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    JOE SANTERRE

    Victor Wooten demonstrates "double thumb" technique (video):
    Double Thumb Demonstration

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    VICTOR WOOTEN

    Louis Johnson (video):
    Slap Bass Demo Video

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    Jim Lee's Free Slap Bass Video Tutorial
    Slap Bass Tutorial

    Jim Lee's audio/video samples from "101 Funky Slap Bass Riffs"
    Audio/Video Samples

    Bass Lobster Slap Lessons (audio/video & tab/notation)
    Bass Lobster Lessons

    Enjoy,
    Joe
     
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    A couple advanced slap grooves from Ray Riendeau (notation only)
    Slap Grooves

    Ray Riendeau lessons at Cliff Engel's InstituteOfBass.com (w/audio, tab/notation)
    Lessons

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    RAY RIENDEAU

    Cliff Engel's free online lessons: "The Slapping Series" (w/video, tab/notation)
    Free Bass Lessons

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    CLIFF ENGEL

    Victor Wooten's Website:
    Lessons on the "Open Hammer Pluck" technique & "Classical Thump" (w/audio/video & tab/notation)
    VICTOR WOOTEN

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    Michael Manring playing "Excuse Me, Mr. Manring". This clip is not a pure slap bass example, but there is some in there along with a little of everything else. It's a must see for anyone interested in seeing what can be done with a bass.
    Excuse Me, Mr. Manring Video

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    MICHAEL MANRING
     
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    I'll do what I can to help out around here in terms of answering questions, I do a lot of slap myself (my favourite players include Jonas Hellborg, Mark King and Stuart Hamm) so hopefully I'll be of use!

    Mind you, I don't think you can actually play a Kubicki bass without looking like a slap bassist! :p
     
  15. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player Supporting Member

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    What a great initiative, Joe. This surely deserves to be stickied. :cool:
     
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    Thanks Alvaro! I'm sure you have some resources to contribute to this thread. Do you have any videos on YouTube of you slapping that Bongo of yours?

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this thread grow.

    Joe
     
  17. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player Supporting Member

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    Yes, man:



    But it wasn't made with instructional purposes. Just to show a work in progress, so there are lots of flaws. Anyway, thank you for your interest! :)

    (And Happy New Year! :hyper: )
     
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    I dig that man. I always enjoy your playing. Thanks, and Happy New Year to you too!

    Joe
     
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    This is a decent :)bassist: ) performance of Mr. Pink:

    MARK KING
     

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