guitar pro - reading slap

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Jiro, May 5, 2005.

  1. Jiro


    Mar 15, 2004
    on some of the tablature written for slap bass for guitar pro bass lines they have a notation "X" which i think indicates muted note but im not sure what it means cause there is an S on top these notes which indicated slap. I dont know how to read slap tablature.
  2. Syeknom


    Oct 17, 2004
    Leuven, Belgium
    An "X" usually means a muted notes, and muted notes feature quite a lot in slap grooves. The idea being that you mute the note and slap it, rather than slap a clean note.
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Often you will find with GP files, people won't include those S and Ps, they leave that open to interpretation. The "S" can be slap, but sometimes your technique will tell you to do otherwise (ex. Sometimes I'll strum where it says slap). So yes, S over the x is slap a dead (muted) note.