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question about slapstyle

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Japer, May 23, 2003.


  1. Japer

    Japer

    Jul 25, 2002
    Illinois
    I have been slapping on my 4 string lately, and I was wondering, where do I put my fingers in slapstyle?
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I've seen a few different ways to do it, but the way I do it would be like I was hitch hiking. Thumb straight up, fingers curled in to pop the strings. This way you can also pop with both the index and middle finger for some cool effects. This is how Norm Stockton does it so effectively

    Mike