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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Karma2002, May 28, 2002.
When slapping, which finger do you pop with?
i usually pop with my pinky, ... but i'm wierd
For single pops mostly index, rarely the middle finger for special lines.
Multiple pops and flamenco pops it's index, middle and ring.
Middle more than index. I just get my hand into a position when it feels good and it "flows". That and since its the biggest finger i have so it doesnt have to travel as far as the others. I'd like to try and learn with my pinky though
although i'm extremely poor at popping and slapping, i pop with my index.
I use middle for the farther strings,and index for the closer strings. Gives much more speed and ease.
I use my index and middle when I do slap or my index middle ring for weird popping lines.
I usually pop with my ring finger, but also with my middle. I pop with my index finger very rarely.
Index and middle take turns. Or index, middle, and ring if setting up chord shapes.
I usually pluck with my index, but lately I have been using my index and middle finger to pluck two strings at the same time. Playing fast this way has helped me build greater hand dexterity. Plucking with either finger is also not a problem. I can get some cool tones if the right notes are played together in this manner. I have been known to use my ring finger in an extreme line of music or just to build strength.
i pop with my right hand thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. just depends on what i'm doing. check out the slap bass program with alexis sklarevski. awesome instructional video.
Word. The best slapping vid around.
When I pop, I kinda use everything but my thumb, I didn't notice this until I read this thread.
index, middle and sometimes my ring finger
Mainly with my middle finger.. but for multistring pops or chords, I use ring on 1st string, middle on 2nd and index in 3rd..
I've worked with that video for a nice long time now and still can't really get any of it. Lost cause I guess.
edit: This is in no way a knock on the video. I know from many others here that it is in fact quite good. However, it just didn't help me at all.
Both middle and index depending on how fast the music is.
sorry to hear that, man....that's like the only source i've learned from in regards to the slap/pop style of playing, with the exception of listening to tunes. keep working at it....i'm sure it will come.
I pop with my middle finger. I started out with my index but I found it easier to reach the top strings with my middle finger.
I usually alternate between my middle and ring finger