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Fretboard Hand Slap

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Warwickthumb, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. I was looking at the transcription for the song Stomp by The Brothers Johnson. In the bass solo section, its says to use a Fretboard hand slap. I've heard of this, but I've never really seen it done. Some help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You,
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Usually I do it like this:

    Slap all strings with your straightened left-hand fingers (at least two to avoid harmonics). Keep the fingers a little curved in order to hit all strings simultaneously.

    Hope it helps.
  3. Hey thanks! I know what your talking about. I've used that before, just didnt know it was called.
  4. isn't that called a "fla"? Or is that something completely different?

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