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Slap Bass

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Georgia Watt, Aug 10, 2002.


  1. Georgia Watt

    Georgia Watt Guest

    Mar 2, 2002
    HOW?? :D
     
  2. Georgia Watt

    Georgia Watt Guest

    Mar 2, 2002
    And the lesson section of that site is still under construction. Take two...HOW?
     
  3. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    The lesson section will include sheet music. I don't think it'll include an instruction of how to slap.
    Actually, I wanted to point you towards the MESSAGEBOARD at www.rockabillybass.com.

    But anyway-
    Single Slap:
    Pull the string and let it go, so that it hit's the fingerboard (boomclick)

    Double Slap:
    Pull the string and let it go, so that it hit's the fingerboard, then hit the string against the fingerboard with your hand (boomclick-click)

    Triplet:
    Pull the string and let it go, so that it hit's the fingerboard, then hit the string against the fingerboard with your hand two times (boomclick- click-click)

    That's the basics.
    BTW: KEEP YOUR ARM RELAXED! Don't try to do it with brute force. Relax.

    And seriously, take a look at the rockabillybass.com messageboard!
     
  4. Georgia Watt

    Georgia Watt Guest

    Mar 2, 2002
    Many thanks!
     
  5. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002

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