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Slapping technique?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Dunk Da Funk, Mar 23, 2005.


  1. Dunk Da Funk

    Dunk Da Funk

    Mar 21, 2005
    I have been trying to use an upstroke after slapping with my thumb. I want to be able to play quicker by sounding two notes with just one thumb slap. Could something try to explain to me the correct method. Should I use my thumb nail on the way up or just the side of my thumb?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    Well, since you're still learning, you might want to search these forums for Victor Wooten's technique. www.victorwooten.com as well as it has some lessons.

    Basically, if you want 2 notes on each thumb hit, that's probably the only real solution with good tone. If you want a note and a mute, or mute then note, then you'd want to involve hand slaps. If you can, try learning Vic's method.

    -Eric.
     
  3. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    Vic's good, here's another cat that has the technique down...


    Orin Isaacs: Da Bassics

    Video in slo mo and then at tempo...