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how to slap?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by stinkeister, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. can anyone help me on my slap technique? Exercises, general instruction, just about anything "slap" is most appreciated
  2. Scottzo


    Jan 20, 2000

    The two main attacks used in slap are the thumb thump.
    Basicly take your thumb and slap the string. When using the thumb to slap be sure you are hitting the string against the neck. With you left hand you play a note or mute or play an open string. The looser your wrist the better.

    With your plucking fingers you pop the string by hooking your finger around it and pulling up and lift the string up the sound is created when you let go and the string pops against the neck.

    try a basic root octive slap. Thumb the lower note pop the octive. AND LISTEN!!! Flea, Vic Wooten, there are many masters out there.

  3. I posted a thing about slapping in General Instruction I think. Head over there and see if ANYone's replied :D

    Took 'em long enough. lolol


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