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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by aerion, Jun 2, 2014.
Can you suggest easy and good songs for improving slap technique?
Here you go;
Forget Me Nots Bass Cover learn the parts slow...you can speed up in time.
Also...look up MarloweDK on you tube. He has some good slap tutorials.
Anything by Sly and Family Stone. A good one to start with is Thankyou For Lettin Me Be Myself. You have to thump and pop on that one and it is fairly easy as it is the same thing throughout the whole song. Another one is Everyday people. That is perfect for slap and mute. You play only one note for the whole song. The trick is to mute the note at the right time. There are videos on YouTube for this. Anything by Larry Graham will do as he is the one who developed the slap/pop technique. There is an excellent hour long video he did where he explains the origin of the slap technique and how he plays several of his tunes. Do check it out, it will help you a lot. There is also an excellent video tutorial from Flea on his style of slap. Good luck.
This video really opened a new door for me, maybe it will help you. And it's from 2 of the best bassists out there.
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Big Time - Miles Davis (Marcus on bass)
Rio Funk - Lee Ritenour (Marcus on bass)
Higher Ground - RHCP - Flea
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers, GW Jr, Marcus on bass.
Its Smooth jazz at start -> grooving slap at end of song. It'll help you to transition from fingerstyle to slap smoothly.
RHCP - Higher Ground
Lessons in Love - Level 42
Hot Water - Level 42
Those two will help with your endurance.
Not exactly a song per day, but Stu Hamm's "Slap, Pop, and Tap" video really got me going back in the day.
check for danabgoods on y-tube; he has lots of slap lick tutorials.
Open Hammer Pluck technique-
...both by Stanley Clarke.
IMO, "Aeroplane" by the RHCP is cool because you keep the Thumb/Pop hand in a strict 1/16th note rhythm...mute (with the fretting hand) the Notes you want to be Rests.