Slap resources

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by Macch5, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Macch5


    Nov 8, 2014
    Hudson Valley
    I'm looking for any good leaning material for upright slap. I've already been playing for years but it was a technique I didn't need for the music I usually play. Now I may have some decent paying gigs coming to me that will require a little slap. If you could point me to some good instructional videos that would be great. If there in YouTube that would be even better.
  2. LedReign


    Feb 17, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    youtube isnt working for me right now so i cant post anything on here, but i know you can find a few good instructional videos by Lee Rocker
  3. SVT4001

    SVT4001 Formerly DC Bass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Laurel, Maryland, USA
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  4. In addition to the excellent Ungentle Art and MemphisEvil already mentioned...

    ... I'll add Pete Turland:

    Nicholas Dubouchet should be on your radar as well, the vid is in French, but still worth a listen and to glean some slap off of it.

    As much as I like Lee Rocker, I wasn't impressed with his Slap video. It put me to sleep, literally – I couldn't stay awake all the way through it.
    In addition, he didn't tune to A440 when he shot the video, and IIRC he didn't give a tuning note to tune to him, so everything he shows you in the video is impossible to play along with.

    I own the Ungentle Art, Pete Turland's instructional DVD and the Lee Rocker vid as well. I liked Pete Turland's best with Ungentle Art a close second.
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  5. No! Lee Rocker is great but his instructional video is not. Search for memphisevil on youtube.
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  6. viking power

    viking power

    Jul 5, 2012
    Rockabilly Slap Bass by Didi Beck is a great book that helps with learning slap. He has a video as well but I think it's in German so I have not purchased it.

    +1 for Pete Turland's video.
  7. TwerkThomson

    TwerkThomson Guest

    Apr 9, 2015
    Pete Turland is good.