Can you slap and fret at the same time. If so, how?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by TheOriginalName, May 30, 2018.

  1. TheOriginalName


    May 28, 2018
    How do I develop a proper slap technique. Also, how can I use a pick to play triplets fast?
  2. No. so to get around that, here is what most of us do: we use one hand to do the slapping, and the other hand to do the fretting. Otherwise it would just be a big mess.
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  3. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    Hey check this out

    The Slap Bass Welcome Center

    Also just type slap talkbass into Google for more results.

    For the fast triplets put a metronome on and practice them super slow. As soon as you have them even at 60bpm move to 70 and so on until you can play them at 150bpm or whatever tempo you want.
  4. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    If you can't do it slow, you can't do it fast. No matter what the technique, get it right at a slow tempo.. then speed up.
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