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I want to learn how to slap!

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by I_am_Rage, Mar 13, 2001.


  1. I read the excersise on your page and i will start to do it (5 minutes to slap) or whatever it's called. I want to know what else there is to slapping. I don't know really anything aobut slapping how to get it to sound good or anything...i am a beginner and i don't have good equipment so that could be a problem. But i'd like to know any info you have on slapping.

    Thanks for your time and knowledge.
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    It all starts with the technique. Get that down first. Listen to all the great slap bassists, Louis Johnson, Stanley Clarke, Flea (?), Larry Graham, Vic Wooten get a sense of what they do. Check out Ray Reindeau's lessons at www.bassically.net
    Play freely with your sound. I encourage you to make mistakes.

    Mike
     
  3. sn0wblind

    sn0wblind

    Apr 20, 2000
    Ontario, Canada
    I wish my math teacher encouraged me to make mistakes!!!! :D