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Slap q?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by skaismyhero, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. skaismyhero


    May 21, 2006
    Dayton Ohio
    Alright so I think my slap technique might be wrong after a few years. I hit the top of the string and usually my middle ring and pinky finger are sticking straight out Kinda like in this vid
    Anything wrong with this?

    ps that vid is not of me :D
  2. Well, if you can play like that I think it's fair to say that you're not doing anything wrong. Nice stuff. Regarding the 'sticking out fingers' thing, a lot of slap players do that - Stu Hamm does it quite often, and it's something I've found myself doing over the years as well, usually if I'm popping with my first finger. I used to think it looked a little silly so i took the time to practice making sure i didn't do it!

    Again though, nice playing.
  3. mothmonsterman


    Feb 8, 2006
    That guy has some massive hands.
    I'd stick my fingers out too if they where that long.
  4. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    That kind of sounded like it was a Nintendo game soundtrack - maybe a car chase or something.
  5. skaismyhero


    May 21, 2006
    Dayton Ohio
    Thanks man thats not me though haha. Just some guy who plays with a similar hand style.
  6. Bass Tees

    Bass Tees

    Feb 11, 2008
    It looks like he's flipping me the bird while he's playing, which he probably should be because I can't play like that.
  7. Guys, what he does is not that hard if you slow it down. Dont choke on small bones man, keep your Funk mind open.

    If you're just a-thumbin'/thumpin away, its fine, but check out the end of the tune when he gets redy to pluck, he makes a fist. As a student of slap, I tend to keep my hand in a fist as I;m never doing just one technique like him ( one slap technique, not the little chord tapping).

    SO while not much is wrong, you can't transition to plucks. If you're all thumb thumpin' like that clip, it dont matter none. That dude's got some long arse porn star fingers, he aint got no room to stash em! Too big actaully.

    But fist it for the plucks. When you start doing open hammer plucks, you're thumpin', hammering, and plucking two or more triplets in a row. Aint going to be doing that all hanging' out like that.

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