Instructional DVD for SLAP!!!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Eric1977, Dec 8, 2005.

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  1. Eric1977


    Jan 19, 2005
    Hi All,
    I really wanna make a good effort to learn to play slap bass. I am sort of still a newbie and I dont hang out with other players. I dont know of any teachers either so its a DIY job I am afraid.

    What I am looking for is a decent clear beginner guide to slap bass . . i am not lookihng to become the next Mr.Clayppool or anything I just wanna add something (different) to my playing . .

  2. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    You can stop looking. There ain't anything better.
  4. Not a DVD but over at Anthony Wellington is going to be doing Slap Bass 1, 2 and 3. Now, I;ve never done one of these onlines lessons thingys, but I saw Anthony ply backing up Vic Wooten. Shazzam. I'll try and learn from a master.
  5. sedgdog


    Jan 26, 2002
    Pasco, WA
    Ed's DVD, mentioned in the post above, is excellent.

    All the best,
  6. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    In the early 90's "The Slap Bass Program With Alexis Slarevski" was rated as one of the best.
  7. Particle Man

    Particle Man

    Aug 24, 2004
    +1 on Ed's.
    I've been slowly working my way through it and think its excellant.
  8. Eric1977


    Jan 19, 2005
    cheers one and all!

    will check some of em out!!

  9. This is EXCELLENT.
  10. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Try Ed's.
  11. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    DVD only? Tony Oppenheim's "Slap It" is one of the best slap books ever made IMO. It comes with an audio CD and the 25th anniversary edition has added tablature. This is an invaluable resource for any player regardless of his/her skill level.
  12. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    Ed you are DA MAN!!!..seriously I learnt so much from your "bass improvisation" book...reallly well written and you seem to have that rare gift of being able to explain tricky concepts in laymans terms.

    great stuff

  13. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    Hey bud ..if your in Dublin drop in to Musicmaker, Musician or waltons they have good vhs/dvd stuff...I got my "Alexis Sklarevski slap bass program" from Musician inc.

    while your at it check out Rocco Prestias finger funk for bass

    (hey whaddya know..the other recommended vid on amazons page is Alexis Sklarevskis vid..)
  14. edfriedland


    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ

    Thank you Murf, that's a tough book. Not too many people crack that one open.

    I think Alexis' slap program is very good too, it came out at a time when there was precious little video material available (especially GOOD material). However, if you ask me, I'll tell you which one you should buy..... :smug:
  15. kjones


    Dec 4, 2004
    Yeah, I'm not sure which one Ed's talking about, but I really get a lot out of Slap Bass, The Ultimate Guide on DVD from Hal Leonard, featuring some articulate bald guy.

    The disk is in very discrete modules, so it's easy to go in, learn something, then feel like you can work on that until you're ready for the next step. Very impressive and digestable, like all that guy's work.
  16. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    And I've got both the Alexis and the Ed versions! Well, Ed's arrives next week. I never worked with the Alexis' book much, because my VCR/TV was nowhere close to practice room or amp. Ed's is a DVD, so I can sit at my 'puter, next to my full rig, practice, and read TB. Not much better than that!

  17. gvr4wd


    May 15, 2001
    I have all three recommended here, Alex, Ed, and Tony. I think Ed is the best one for the beginner. I'd start from Ed's DVD, then Alex, then move on to Tony's book. Tony's SlapIt! is the best book out there, but it requires some learning curve.
  18. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Un [email protected]#(*ing believable. We have MODERATORS here that CONSTANTLY spam the gear of their choice, and someone had the nuts to ban Ed Friedland. Gimme a break. You guys DO know that Ed is one of preeminent Bass Educators on the planet, and has answered TONS of questions from seasoned players and newbies alike, all free of charge, right? TB is LUCKY to have a player of Ed's stature posting here.
  19. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Hate to rain on the parade, but it's against the commercial user policy for someone to "advertise" their product in such a manner. The principle of it being that some places pay to advertise on the banner locations on TB, and when a commercial user like Ed posts about his own book/DVD, it's basically free publicity. This isn't fair, hence, commerical users aren't allowed to post freely about their own products. It'd be the same thing if Ken Smith popped out of the DB side to post his basses in the "For Sale" section of the BG forums.

    Cheeze, the difference between Ed and the moderators who "constantly spam the gear of their choice" is that Ed makes money when people buy what he's "spamming" with. When embellisher plugs his (admittedly swank) Benaventes, he's not going to make any money when someone buys one.

    Ed's done a lot for the bass community. From his other posts here, he's a pretty class guy, too. However, there are rules for a reason. Editing the post to remove the free advertisement? I'd say that's Chris doing his job as he's supposed to. Banning, a bit far.

    EDIT: Oh, and guys, he's unbanned. Must've happened pretty damn quick, too.
  20. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    As scary as this is, I agree with Jack. Ed Friedland is huge asset to the bass community and banning him from posting here is just insane.
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