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palm slaping

Discussion in 'Ask Mike Watt [Archived]' started by scottos150, Mar 23, 2002.

  1. I'm having trouble doing a palm slap on my bass.I just can't get it to sound right, do you think you could give me some tips? Thanks.
  2. Hola
    There are two ways of doing it (at least): lightly smacking the strings with the pads of the middle, index and ring fingers with these fingers held straight and pivoting from the first knuckles.
    Or just walloping all the strings with the open palm and trying not to cry when the pain hits. (grin)