"Slap it" question

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by hjallis, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. hjallis


    May 16, 2001
    Im probably just being stupid here, but theres something in the slap it book that i dont dont understand. At page 15, example 1 theres two hammered on notes, db an ab. But over its written a T, for thumb. Am i supposed to slap two notes at the same time? Or what is your experience?
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Yes, it might be what is sometimes referred to as a "thumb stop", where you slap two or even three fingers at the same time with your thumb. It's slightly different from an ordinary thumb pop in that the thumb is flatter against the strings. You can also use this method with other fingers too, and even your palm. And of course the "finger sticks" that Tony Levin uses. :)
  3. Yep, just 'strum' both notes with the thumb at the same time, after the 'dead note' pull on the G string.

    Cool book to have...