Slapping on the bass

Multimedia tutorials for learning the slapping technique on the bass guitar

 
Thumb Slapping Technique

Thumb Slapping Technique

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

The thumb slap is the fundamental element of the slapping technique. It is performed by smacking the string against the last fret with the side of your thumb by turning your wrist inwards sharply...

Popping Technique

Popping Technique

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Popping is the second element of the slapping technique. It is performed by placing the tip of your right hand index or middle finger underneath the string, pulling it sharply upwards and allowing it...

Slapping & Dead Notes

Slapping & Dead Notes

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

Dead notes can be combined remarkably well with slapping: they reinforce the percussive and energizing effect of this technique. They can be achieved either by releasing finger pressure on the strings...

Slapping & Legato Techniques (Hammer-on & Pull-off)

Slapping & Legato Techniques (Hammer-on & Pull-off)

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

Legato Techniques can be combined remarkably well with slapping: they allow you to play several notes with only one right hand stroke (thumb slapping or popping), smoothing the connection between...

Slapping & Sliding Techniques

Slapping & Sliding Techniques

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Sliding, which can be combined remarkably well with slapping, consists in moving your left hand finger along the string from one note to another. The first note is played normally (thumb slapping or...

Left Hand Slapping Technique

Left Hand Slapping Technique

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

Left hand slapping is carried out by simply smacking the strings against the fingerboard with the fingers of your left hand. By doing so, you obtain a new percussive effect employing the slapping...

Double Thumb Slapping Technique

Double Thumb Slapping Technique

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

Double Thumb Slapping consists in alternating downstrokes (actually, down-slaps) and upstrokes (actually, up-plucks) with the thumb. The movement is executed at the last fret by lightly strumming the...

Chord Slapping Technique

Chord Slapping Technique

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

Chord slapping consists in concurrently pulling two strings with the right hand index and middle fingers and letting them snap back against the fingerboard in order to pop simultaneously (“P”). That...

Slap Grooves: First Steps

Slap Grooves: First Steps

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

These first slap basslines are aimed primarily at bassists who have just discovered this specific technique. They are particularly accessible because they concentrate only on the two principal...

Slap Grooves: Entry-Level

Slap Grooves: Entry-Level

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

These slap basslines are aimed primarily at bassists who have only recently begun practicing this technique. They are easily accessible because they only concentrate on the two principal slapping...

Slap Grooves: Intermediate Level

Slap Grooves: Intermediate Level

Author: How 2 Play Bass
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

These slap basslines are aimed at bassists, who have already been practicing this technique for some time. The grooves offered here concentrate on the thumb slapping and popping techniques, as well as...