What Was I Thinking from 311

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by akajuve400g, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. akajuve400g


    May 22, 2000
    How exactly does p-nut play the intro to "What Was I Thinking" off Transister? I just can't really get it to sound right. This is how I play it

    t t t t t t t p p p p

    for anyone who doesn't understand it t=thump
  2. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    You use left hand slap in it..
  3. Hipnotic


    Feb 26, 2002
    CT/NY U.S.A.
    After every open e is a left hand slap.
    If L=Left hand slap
    T=Right thumb muted slap
    E=Right thumb hitting open E
    The first part of the pattern is:
    E-L-E-L-T-E-L-T-E-L 16th notes

    and the tail end of the phrase is:
    E-L-T-P-T-then pop-hammer on 7-9 on the g string
    e-l-t-p are 16th note triplets and the last 3 notes t-7h9 are 16th notes again. My description is probably tough to understand in tab but I hope it helps. It made sense to me when I was typing it, lol.

    P-Nut is one of my biggest influences. That slap groove is IDENTICAL to a slap groove I heard Mark King play on a live Level 42 cd. A friend of mine told me "Do you wanna see where P-nut got that slap riff on "what was I thinking"? He played it for me and I was stunned to see it was the exact same groove. I know P-nut has said that Mark King was a big influence on him so it made sense.

    later bro
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