Slapping questions

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by AsteroidM2070, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. AsteroidM2070

    AsteroidM2070 Guest

    Aug 3, 2001
    I was wondering how you people slap the A-string with out hitting the e-string and when you "pop" do you use both your index finger and you middle finger or just your index finger?

  2. FunkSlapRumblefish

    FunkSlapRumblefish Guest

    May 23, 2000
    Charlotte, NC
    For the slapping of the A string, I try to point my thumb towards the headstock, instead of pointing it down/diagonal, as to not strike the E string.

    As for popping, I mostly use my index finger, but if i need to do some faster sequences, I'll add in my middle finger.

  3. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Slapping one but not the other just takes practice. I use my middle finger to pop the G and index to pop the D. ( I play 4 strings, BTW.) I find that using 2 fingers allows for greater speed when necessary.