Best Bass Grooves for Beginning Slapper

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Alexander, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I've been messing around with some slap stuff off and on and would like to get more into it. I know a few relatively easy songs and would like to expand out. What are some great songs to try? I've tried "Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again", "Brick House" and "Fly Away" (Lenny Kravitz). I mainly like old-school stuff. Any ideas?
  2. Might I recommend "Take the power back" by rage against the machine. It'll be a challenge but with a few runthroughs it'll go well.

  3. u beat me to it!!! another good one that i started on was cant stop by the chili peppers.
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Chili Peppers Higher Ground is a great exercise. If it's beyond your capabilities slow it down. I think it's great to practice slap stuff slowly and persistently with a metronome, till one day it kinda locks in and yer flying away without ever even knowing how it hapenned.
  5. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    try the seinfeld theme. its fun, sounds good. also, it is short, so it is great for working on precision and speed. :smug:
  6. i learned to slap on Aeroplane by RHCP...