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Left hand slapping? A rumbling noise?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Lowend4s, Jul 25, 2001.


  1. Lowend4s

    Lowend4s

    Jan 2, 2001
    I was just watching the 311 home video. And in P-Nuts solo on "feels so good" I noticed that he makes his bass kinda "rumble".....then I noticed while his bass is rumbling he is whacking his left hand against the fretboard. What is he doing? How is he doing it? And how can I practice this? If anyone can help me out I will greatly appreciate it.
     
  2. jljohnson85

    jljohnson85

    Nov 27, 2000
    Woodstock, GA
    I'm not sure about this, but I think he's muting with his left hand. He does this in the beginning of "What Was I Thinking"
     
  3. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    This is called left hand slap. What was I thinking is a good song to learn it..It´s really pretty simple, you hit down on the strings with your fretting hand and let them rest there for a moment..You should be getting a crisp, percussive sound, like in What was I thinking..If you hear pitched notes, your fingers are coming down too hard.
     
  4. Lowend4s

    Lowend4s

    Jan 2, 2001
  5. did you check you private messages?
     
  6. Lowend4s

    Lowend4s

    Jan 2, 2001
    how do i check my private messages?