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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Br br Deng, Apr 22, 2021.
How can I build up energy and everything? Mainly like in my name is mud
I'm pretty sure you have to kill your best friend with an aluminum baseball bat to slap like that.
Stomp your left foot in time with the kick drum, then slap complex syncopated rhythms on a fretless 6, all while singing random garbage.
Oh, and practice. Honestly, perhaps get a book like this; https://www.amazon.com/Funk-Bass-Builders-Jon-Liebman/dp/079351620X
And just sit down and start building up your slap feel, timing, and dynamics. All with a metronome of course.
If you want to be good at slapping, you have to practice!
Lots of practice. There’s no shortcuts for what you want to do, just practice and more practice.
Sit playing very slowly, tightly and perfectly - with a metronome. When you get to a speed where you start flubbing or playing anything less than perfectly, go back 2 notches. Do this lots and lots.
And use this guy for help if you're just starting out:
I couldn't slap to save my life. Not even the slowest, simplest lines. And I tried lots. Somebody gave me the VHS version of that link above, and a couple of years later I came up with this:
Step 1: Be Les Claypool.
Step 3: Profit.
Dress in blue. Yes, Navy blue. Except, of course, your patent shoes.
Would step two perhaps be to steal underpants?
It's actually really easy. Start by getting the muted flop. Then wail at the chorus. Although, les really just keeps things steady. But if you want to build energy, start playing, then start playing harder. Dynamics
We do not know what is Step 2
Maybe if we had some more coffee...
We have grounds?!
I haven't listened to primus for a long time, since Antipop I think (I quite like that album). I think it's just left hand slaps, in between the regular thumbed notes, that makes it sound like there's more going on than there actually is.
I definitely could be wrong like I said I haven't listened to Primus since around 1999.
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