Good Books on Slap Technique?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by smoothbrother, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. smoothbrother


    May 26, 2005
    New Jersey
    I love slap bass from Victor Wooten to Claypool, and was just wondering what are the best instructional books out there. I've seen a few with DVD's included and all, and would really like to know which one of few of these are the best, most comprehensive ways to learn the art of slap bass.
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Some may think that my suggestion is dated because all the new slap stuff shown by people like Wooten or Claypool, but I think that getting this book right will give you a solid, strong foundation in "the art of slap bass".

    Hope this helps.
  3. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004

    I've learned a lot of stuff with that book!
  4. bill dickens funk bass and beyond
  5. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    While Oppenhiems book is good. I would describe it as old school.90% of the examples are in E, there's no enfasis on space. It will learn you to solo a wanky slap solo in E well! I've been going through it lately.

    I would recomened this book as well.Not instead of.

    Its the Yang to the Yin of oppenhiem.

  6. Jaxler


    Jun 14, 2005
    It's a good book, comes with a cd, and it gets challenging fast, so it should keep you busy
  7. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    BUSY??? In what sense?

    ;) :bassist: