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Slapping Technique...

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jun 21, 2003.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I have been working on the exercises from Wooten's site, and I have gotten the open hammer pluck thing down...

    So now I want to more plucks to it, like get 16th notes out of it or something.

    For the past 20 minutes, I've been hammering the E, then plucking the D with my index then G with my birdie finger just trying to get the basic idea instilled in my head.

    If I have not totally confused you with my incoherent rambling yet, what else could I be doing to get the double pluck thing up to speed?
     
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Practice.

    Relax.

    don't force it.

    Practice.

    Practice slowly.

    Practice.

    Relax.

    Practice.

    Practice slowly.

    relax.

    Practice.
     
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    w00t! I have a blister now! I'm so hardcore...
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Oh yeah.

    Don't over work yourself.


    :p
     
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Gee. Thanks.

    *Pops blister, which was almost ripped off by the strings.*
     
  6. vlad335

    vlad335 Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Latrobe, PA
    Give me the URL to Vic Wooten's site please. I didn't know there was such a thing.

    There are slap lessons available?

    COOL :cool:
     
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
  8. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    um, this thread even has technique in the title. You think maybe we'd belong in technique?
    I do......


    Chris A.:rolleyes: :bassist:
     
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    You know, I totally forgot about this forum.
     
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Another thing about Double thumb and double plucks, that vic himself says, and it holds true. "use the economy of motion" if you go through the string go up and back through it with your thumb, and then have your fingers just pluck in that same sequence.
     
  11. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    Slap bass isn't just about beating the hell out of your instrument.. If you have nasty blisters, you should take it easy... and while your thumb may become soar, you should stop there to prevent nasty blisters..

    I prefer the use of a fairly light slap technique, it helps me keep the speed up as well as my stamina...