slap lessons

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by gilbert46, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. gilbert46


    Sep 21, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    Im looking for slap bass lessons, book or dvd, dont care so much. I wanted to consult the al mighty board for advice on a video that will actually help !
  2. tucker

    tucker Guest

    Jan 21, 2001
    North Carolina
    Use the search function. These threads are getting old. Especially when everyone asks the same question everyday. Which means to use the search function.
  3. Deiph


    Jan 21, 2004
    So Cal
    I found Ed Friedland's "Slap Bass: The Ultimate Guide" DVD to be very helpful. Apparently others have too (search for "Friedland" in this forum to find some other threads).

    You might also want to consider Anthony Vitti's "The Slap Bass Bible" (book/cd). Or better yet, try both!
  4. the_kev


    Sep 5, 2003
    he has a free basic slap course on his site
    and he's made lots of DVD's you can buy for some really technical stuff
    just a little warning though - if you don't like mark king then don't bother
  5. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
  6. brohar


    Dec 29, 2004
  7. jusaplaya


    Dec 14, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I just got the Friedland DVD and it is very good. It takes you through the basics of slap and pop step by step. Just take your time and practice a few minutes a day and it starts to get easier to play.

    Also check out "Funk bass" by Jon Liebman. It has alot of good info on slap as well as a great discography. :bassist:
  8. iheartbass


    Jan 19, 2005
    Victor Wooten is also really good to learn from, try to get ahold of some of his live performances.
  9. jonster


    Nov 12, 2008
    What did you decide? If you picked up my Funk Bass book, let me know if have any questions. I'm happy to help at any time. Thanks!

    Jon Liebman