Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by stuartford, Jun 25, 2001.

  1. has any one got any tips for someone who want to play good funky slap?????//
    like lines to practice

  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Buy a Larry Graham record, then buy a Marcus Miller record, etc.

    Seriously, the best way to learn slap is to cop it off records. Listen to the kind of funk you like, and try to sound like that. Other than that, I could recommend Tony Oppenhiem's "slap it" and "the funk bass program" video from Alexis Sklarevski.
  3. liran


    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Slap all of the strings for 5 minutes straight everyday straight. Soon enough you will be able to slap. Then you can learn different techniques. It works rather well. Just pick up your bass while your watchin tv, and slap each string for 5 minutes. you will improve you slapping greatly.