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I need some good excersises to improve my slapping

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lowend4s, Mar 16, 2004.


  1. Lowend4s

    Lowend4s

    Jan 2, 2001
    Im always just messing around with octaves and stuff and its getting old

    I need something fresh to sit around at my metronome with and practice
     
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Do everything you are doing fingerstyle, but with slap.
     
  3. sunburstbasser

    sunburstbasser

    Oct 18, 2003
    Try a few drum rudiments. Paradidles are pretty easy to slap on a bass.

    Check out Wooten's first two lessons on his site, and listen to the clips to figure out how to apply the techniques.
    www.victorwooten.com

    Learn "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai off the Traveling Without Moving album. Slick slap lines.

    Buy a few Primus records, sit down, and get ready to go bonkers learning those songs! The early albums have more slap, but his slapping rocks. Same for Mudvayne.

    Try double thumping. Swing your thumb back and forth, slapping and popping consecutively. It takes a while to learn, but it sure is cool once you can do it!
     
  4. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    so you constantly play:

    G------5-------
    D-------------
    A---3----------
    E-------------

    Try:

    G------3-------
    D-------------
    A---3----------
    E-------------

    G-------------
    D----3---------
    A---3----------
    E-------------

    G-------------
    D------4-------
    A---3----------
    E-------------

    G-------------
    D-----2--------
    A---3----------
    E-------------

    G------7-------
    D-------------
    A---3----------
    E-------------

    G-------------
    D-------------
    A---3----------
    E---------5----

    These are all intervals, but do not ask me what they are :D. the list is endless man, just play around. Ive been in the same octave rut as you the last 2 months, and once you try thingy like these, the world is your oyster :)
     
  5. arcellus

    arcellus

    Feb 28, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Those intervals are: Octave, Minor or Flat 7th, Fourth, Diminished or Flat 5th (or "Tritone"), Major 3rd, Major 7th, 6th (Ascending) or Minor 3rd (Descending).
     
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.

    Yup....:)
     
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Try to use a lighter touch with slapping, slap as soft as possible with minimal hand/finger movement.
    Your sound will improve, no more need for a compressor, more control and speed too.