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Slap bass

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by cbjacobs, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. cbjacobs


    May 6, 2007
    Keene, NH
    Is there a book or DVD that shows how to do bluegrass style slap bass; Techic and string choices are of interest to me.
  2. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
  3. dmperry24


    Dec 11, 2006
    Stamford, CT
    Marshall Wilborn has a pretty good videotape (no DVD) for sale here. He teaches some solos and the very basics. His style is very relaxed. The Rubin tape mentioned earlier is about the best for all slap bass training. Rubin works hard to get his slap bass sound, but he covers a lot of territory in about 40 minutes.
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    got mine last week, even though I had already figured out a great deal of it on my own (been playing seriously and gigging for about a year). I don't regret the purchase one bit. BUY ONE!
  5. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority”

    Apr 14, 2001

    Pete Turland actually has his bass strung up with 4 different types of strings on his DVD. It's also an all around good lesson on the basics.

  6. dmperry24


    Dec 11, 2006
    Stamford, CT
    Yeah, the Turland DVD is only a very, very slight notch below the Rubin DVD. He covers a lot of slapping techniques in about 30-40 minutes. If you really want to learn slap bass the Rubin DVD and this DVD are the ones to have. The Wilborne tape is strictly for Bluegrassers, and it is more beginner material, but it does cover making solos in slap bass style.
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