Left hand slapping? A rumbling noise?

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

  1. 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


    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


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


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