I need some very detailed instructions on percussive slapping....

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Lowend4s, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. Lowend4s


    Jan 2, 2001
    please help me out!

  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    There's a discussion buried somewhere about LEFT HAND SLAP(ie, 'the fretting hand')-
    ...I usually post a Dave Larue link to a lesson from Bass Player mag(I'm not sure BP's site still has it, though they might...I'll check later when I have more time).
    Getting both hands working together/against each other would be a start.
    Learning the Clave & other assorted polyrhythmic figures would help(you can practice this without the bass in yer hands...you assign one rhythm to one hand & the other rhythm to the other hand; drummers & pianists do this all the time).
    The concept is to produce counter or cross-rhythms...that's my .02 for now.
  3. Im not very familiar with this double hand/ percussive slapping. Or, maybe I am and dont know it. Can you recommend any tunes that use it?
  4. Lowend4s


    Jan 2, 2001
    p-nut of 311 uses it very much
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Here's the links(assuming they're still there)-

    Left-Hand Slap

    Slapping Across The Bar Line

    Slapping In Groups Of Five-

    ...don't forget about Wooten's "Open Hammer Pluck" & the 'flam' technique(both are at Wooten's site).
    I always mention learning the Clave(s) by tapping them out with both hands(on a desk, on yer gal's head, etc). Once that becomes familiar, you can transfer that bit of knowledge to the bass...something I'm still trying to absorb.