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Slap bass basic - Tutorial

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Joel951, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
  2. Nice. I like the word-less approach.
  3. Not bad, but it would have been better if your E string was in tune!
  4. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
    ^^ thanks for pointing that out. .
  5. Sorry to criticize...it's just that it's pretty obvious. Nice tone BTW. Maybe time for a Mulligan......;)
  6. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
    That's fine . . no worries. ..

    Next video will be better.
  7. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Love the wordless format of the tutorial. Music is a language unto itself, why clutter it up with unnecessary verbiage, right? :D

    Looking forward to your next tutorial!
  8. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
    I'm glad you love it. :hyper:
  9. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
    updated - see first page
  10. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Very nice, Joel! I need all the help I can get with the slap technique! I too like the "less talk" approach.

    What brand and what gage of strings are you using?

    Oh yeah....Merry Christmas!!
  11. I have two 5 strings and an acoustic 4 string that is strung BEAD.

    My guess is that I'm better off starting on the 4 string with its spacing. My Lakland 55-01 is also fairly wide spacing for a 5 string. My Warwick is much closer spacing and probably not the place the start?

    Also how does fretless weigh in? Only my Warwick has frets.

  12. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
    Hey there Mike. Merry Christmas.

    I am using a Modded SX jazz bass. It is strung with a cheap set of "Maya" string. I believe the gauge is .045
  13. Joel951


    Oct 27, 2011
    My take on this one is that if you are starting to play slap, it doesn't make a difference whether you start on a 5 string bass or a 4 string.

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