right hand slap technique

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Danny T, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. Danny T

    Danny T

    Jul 11, 2001
    Hi, I have been having trouble finding much info on popping technique - i find it difficult to control the volume relative to my usual playing whilst getting a good popping nose. People have suggested that compression is the key, which, of course, would solve my problem but I'm sure there is something fundamental I can change in my technique which would ultimately help me much more as a player. Can you help?
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I think control over your technique is a better choice than compression. At it's best compression should be very subtle. Check out the online lesson page at my website www.michaeldimin.com

    There is a really nice right hand exercise to help develop the control you seek. The article is entitled "5 minutes to slap". It was shown to me in 1979 by the great Randy Coven.