OK, here's my problem. I have a bass teacher who has been playing for about 2 decades, studied with many jazz musicians and it seems he knows what hes talking about. My math teacher at my school (alternative school. Every single teacher can play something) has been playing bass since he was 15 (hes about 45 now), and mainly plays funk and jazz but he's done it all from metal to punk to blues to whatever. And i have many friends who have been playing bass for quite a long time. And all of them know how to slap. But when i ask anyone for tips every person seems to give me completely different advice! "Slap as close to the neck as you can" "Have you hand above your bridge" "It doesn't matter where your hand is" "No it has to be by the neck or it won't be right" "Hold your hand like this" Get where I'm going? Maybe it doesn't matter where i put my hand. I haven't a clue anymore. And also i don't know exactly how to hold my hand.