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NEED SLAP SPEED.

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Stanley Design, Mar 11, 2003.


  1. I'm left handed and play a right handed bass. And my slap speed isn't very fast maybe once every 3/4 of a second. How do I buidl this? Just by practicing it as fast as I possibly can? Thanks.
     
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Don't practice as fast as you can -- start slow. Very slow. Practice patterns, slap lines, and scales very slowly, then build up. Start at about 60bpm. Once you can get them all even and nice sounding, go up to 70 or 80. Repeat this process until you get a nice, even sounding slap at a high speed.
     
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Pretty much... what got me up to speed was "Get up and Jump" by RHCP. Other than that, I just worked on drum-like patterns and just worked on playing them fast. But don't make speed your main concern... or you'll end up like me! :eek:
     
  4. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Try a sort of muted slap speed excercise it will help your slap speed and rhythm oh

    S=slap
    M=Left hand Mute

    S-M-S-S-M-S-S-M-S-S-M-S-M-S-M-S-S-S

    and just build up from slow to fast