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Overhand slap

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Jamerman, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Jamerman


    Apr 8, 2013
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agRb-QJc7xY At about 3:20, Miller starts doing this overhand slap thing with his left hand (I don't mean the normal left hand slap where it's muted) and wondered if anyone knows how he does this/Any excercises for it
  2. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    IMO it's more of a thing for show and flair. It's nothing more than what you say. Instead of doing the left hand slap underhanded, you move your arm rather quickly over the neck and slap downward with your hand. For a muted string slap less dexterity is needed but if you going to be hitting a note start very slowly until you work up the movement and precision needed. On a special note make sure you warm up and stretch before you try it. You could really hurt yourself trying this cold.
  3. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    it just a normal combination of lefthand and right hand slap ... he did it thi way only to put a shoe and make thing look "cool"
  4. Whousedtoplay


    May 18, 2013
    You are correct.
    I would add, it's nothing more than a thing for show and flair from the unsurpassed "slap" Master.
    Just muted notes with left hand in the "percussionist's" position.
  5. Jamerman


    Apr 8, 2013
    I thought it might be something like that, just wanted to be sure