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Please suggest some beginner slap songs...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Windrunner, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Windrunner


    Sep 5, 2005
    I have some students who are interested in slap style playing...they're not really beginners in the sense of "they learned their first scale last week", but they're not quite ready for Victor Wooten/Stu Hamm stuff, either.

    Any suggestions? Just some basic slap-style songs. If it's funk instead of rock, even better. Thanks!
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    "Everyday People," Sly and the Family Stone
    "Brick House," The Commodores
    "Thankyou falettinme be mice elf again, " Sly again
  3. pauljacksonfan


    Jun 14, 2005
    If you need them to go intermediate try

    Patrice Rushen - Forget me nots
    Graham Central Station - Hair
    Brothers Johnson - Strawberry letter 23 (or 24, I always forget)
  4. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    The Rapture - Out of the Races

    I think the bassist uses a pick, but i slap it - easy and right good laugh to play with your mates...

    Measles Mumps & Rubella - Fountain of Youth

    Coolest slap intro ive ever heard, not easy...but cool :bassist:
  5. Chili


    Mar 8, 2005
    its 23

    i 2nd strawberry letter
    cant stop - chili peppers
    I want you - dont no who this is buy but has a very good slap pop bass line, slow and nice, i downloaded it a while back and it sed it was the brothers johnson but it isnt on any of there albums, does anybody no?
    HIgher ground - chili peppers
  6. burntgorilla


    Jan 24, 2005
    Continuing the RHCP theme, try Coffee Shop. Pretty simple chorus and verse, and then once they're better and have a wah pedal they can tackle the solo.
  7. ahhelpme


    Aug 26, 2004
    anything larry graham is awesome. His super bass thumping technique video is quite helpful in that area.