Double Slap

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by LMotive, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. LMotive


    Jan 28, 2006
    Hi can someone please explain to me how to use the double slap technique, i have been trying to figure this out for so long and i am almost about to give up.
  2. LMotive


    Jan 28, 2006
    well i know i have searched many a time for info and all i find are things on double bass, and books to order that promise to teach this. I may very well be retarded, but if someone could either post a link to something or just explain it, i would be very appreciative
  3. LMotive


    Jan 28, 2006
    yes that is exactly to what i am refering!!!! can someone linke me with something that teach's that technique!
  4. It is a combination of right hand and left hand slapping.
  5. Ooooh! :oops: :D

    I think you are talking about two hand slap'n.

    Like Grueber said, it's a combination of right and left hand, assuming your right is your slapping (thumb) hand.

    Slap the string with your thumb, then come down on the strings with your left hand and make another percussive slap sound by slapping the strings with all four (or three, whatever works best) fingers. Don't fret any notes, just slap the string down to make a percussive sound. Set up your metronome to a slow tempo and practice in eight notes. increase the tempo slightly once you get the sound happening, then try mixing up different rhythms.

    Here is a video of a master of slap, Stanley Clarke using that technique. It's quite a long video, about 15 min. Right at 10:53 near the end of his solo he starts laying down a rhythm two hand slapping.

    I couldn't find much by google'n but there must be something out there. A great video to get would be Alex Sklarevski's Slap bass Program. He covers that and so much more.

    dat it?