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Fun, Easy songs to slap to?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by debassr, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    I'm just learning how to slap and my technique is finally getting to a place where I can do it fairly well.

    I'm looking for some songs that have a simple, easy to play bass line and are fun.

    Any recommendations?

    Currently been practicing with California Love by 2Pac. Tons of fun.
  2. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    So NOBODY has any recommendations?
  3. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    The RHCP catalog.
  4. try "glide" by Pleasure, nice classic
    Felix Smith likes this.
  5. theres this cool guy named flea who plays for this cool band called the red hot chili peppers, check them out
  6. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    C'mon guys - I said EASY stuff. Of course I know about Flea/RHCP - I'm just getting started though so how about something a little simpler?
  7. play that funky music white boy isn't that hard, at least the main part of it
  8. ....most of flea's popular slap lines ARE easy...

    Slap doesnt get any simpler than higher ground...

    aeroplane shouldnt be out of reach for you either even if you are just starting out. just takes some work, nothing too complex there tho
  9. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    Good idea - thank you - I like the rap remix version.
  10. Thank You by Sly.
  11. randysmojo


    Jan 14, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Paly that funky music isn't using slap bass, at least on the main part. At least from what I can tell from the original version by Wild Cherry. feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. If they are slapping ang popping, then their tone is way muffled anyways. Sounds like finger style to me. You could use it to practice slap bass though. It's a goods line for it.
  12. I was gonna say that. Very simple, but super funky and fun. It's my ringtone. :smug:
  13. how about dance to the music by sly
  14. A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
  15. Anything disco. They help with slap technique slap/pop alternation and groove. A good one would be Do Ya Think I'm Sorry by Rod Stewart basically disco octaves are like this:

    everything on the e string is a slap while everything on the D is a pop so you alternate.
    and just repeat over and over in straight eighths (count 1-and-2-and-3-and-4-and... at equal intervals) sounds cool and it's fun for impromptu jams.
  16. johnpaulbass


    Nov 2, 2005

    put on some songs that you like and rearrange them in "slap mode " ;)
  17. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    black betty - ram jam

    start grooving on an A note and take over from there.

  18. soong


    May 10, 2007

    nobody's mentioned Take the Power Back - RATM
  19. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Listen to Superstition by Stevie Wonder and slap the main riff (which he plays on clavinet). It's a basic pentatonic riff in Eb.
  20. Shovelbone

    Shovelbone Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yonderville Georgia
    Try Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste of Honey and BrickHouse by the Commodores. In fact the latest issue of Bass Player magazine has Brickhouse transcibed so that should help you out.
    I am just starting to work on my slap technique as well and these are two songs that my bass teacher gave me to work on.

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