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This P-NUT slap bass lick??

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by RealBK, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    Can anyone give may any pointers on how to learn the slap lick at 0:06 - 0:08? I know it's an open pop type of lick but i just can't get the speed or the combination right? any online lessons for this type of lick?

  2. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    it's a drum roll.;)

    EDIT: did you figure it out yet?!!

    just bounce your fingers off the strings like drum sticks while muting. (pretend your playing bongos/congas)
  3. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    It's a matter of getting your muscles / chops up to par.


    Not that particular lick but here's something to practice along the lines as the video:

    You're going to build up your S/P triplet muscles. Use a metronome and start slow then build up speed.

    1st note: Pop the 7th fret on the G string - your index finger is going to be resting on all the strings and you are not going to fret any note. This is a muted pop.

    2nd note: Bring down your other three fingers onto the strings firmly - this is a type of left handed pop. Again you aren't going to fret any notes with this action - still muted.

    3rd note: Still muting with your left hand slap the E string with your right thumb. Then repeat the whole process.

    These three muted notes should give you a "rik-a-tuh, rik-a-tuh" sound.

    I'll see if I can make a soundcloud for this lesson for you.


    Here you go:

  4. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Cool song, thanks for introducing me to it! I should start listening to 311. Anyway, that's just left hand slap.
  5. sammyp


    Aug 20, 2010
    NB, Canada
    i downloaded the studio version and half speeded for a listen ...16th note triplets

    sounds like


    pluck/thumb/ left


    with stuff like that as long as you get your hands in time, like a drummer as pointed out, anything will work.

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