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Slap/Strum ...new technique?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by btrag, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. btrag


    Mar 7, 2005
    While practicing, I came across a new technique. At least, I think it is new. I call it a slap/strum, where I slap a string while *simultaneously* strumming a chord. I do this by making the devil-horn sign with my right hand while flicking my middle and ring fingers for the strum. While flicking, I slap with my thumb.

    I don't know if this is new or old hat, but, I thought I would share.
  2. Thanks for the tip. It's not new but as an alternative method and more relaxing hand technique would be slap with your thumb, relax the rest of your hand and use your hand that's limp to do flamenco style struming rather than have the devil horn thang going on. But what works for you is cool, just some advice to save some small fatigue.
  3. btrag


    Mar 7, 2005
    Can you explain a flamenco strum?
  4. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    Not new. Check out Abraham Laborial, LA Studio Bassist.
  5. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO

    Claypool's done this before. Check out Primus if you need to. :)