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how can i improve my slapping?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by prof_nutbutter, Jan 6, 2004.


  1. prof_nutbutter

    prof_nutbutter

    Jan 6, 2004
    Germany
    i need help....how can i improve my slap bass style....i must do something wrong....who has got experience?? who can help?

    prof_nutbutter:bassist:
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Try using a lighter touch and try to minimize your finger/hand motion.
    Most novices use too much force and too wide motions, you will be surprised how little force it actually necessary for slapping.
     
  3. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    move to technique?

    D
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Take a look around the site and read the FAQs before posting.. There are many different categories here at TB... This question belongs in the Technique forum....
     
  5. prof_nutbutter

    prof_nutbutter

    Jan 6, 2004
    Germany
    soz,
    thx for help anyways...i will have a look in technique

    prof_nutbutter:bassist:
     
  6. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Getting a bass teacher is the best thing to do to improve slapping.
     
  7. Order "The Slap Bass Program", hosted by Alexis Sklarevski. The best Slap video out there.
     
  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Seems like a more appropriate place for this thread.:)
     
  9. bovinehost

    bovinehost

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Pretend that your bass is my ex-wife, Stephanie.
     
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Practice?
     
  11. Make sure your gear is set up right. New roundwound strings and low action are good.

    After that, practice slowly, listen to the Brother's Johnson, and have fun.