Who's a great slap player willing to do some private lessons with me?

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Who's a great slap player willing to do some private lessons with me?

Post by pipsqeek » 15 Jun 2018, 11:21

I scored a gig, playing a genre I haven't touched in so long that I've basically lost all touch with slap. I could just play at home until I get it. I could just watch some YouTube videos on techniques. But I really want private one to one, face to face lessons.

I don't mind if you know someone who you'd recommend. But I really don't just want anyone. I know plenty of bassist that can slap. But I am looking for someone who can teach it to help me reacquainte myself.

I'm located in the Blue Mountains. But often in Sydney and can travel for a good teacher.

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Post by pjm » 15 Jun 2018, 12:17

I know i know can watch youtube but want face to face but...
Have you checked out this one?
A good start on the basics, thumb/pop

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Post by david1234 » 15 Jun 2018, 12:31

I can definitely help you get your basics back under control and fine tune your speed/accuracy, plus a couple of tricks.

I'm located near Windsor.

As to whether I'm great ..... that's very subjective ..... but if you want to check my playing out first, I'm doing 80s covers from 9pm at Penrith RSL tonight, as well as at the Richmond Club tomorrow night, and several of the tunes we do I mostly slap. Come say hi!
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Post by BazzBass » 15 Jun 2018, 12:50

thanks for sharing, that is the best video I've seen that actually takes you through the process clearly from the very beginning. I always try to skip a few steps and end up making a god aweful din. I'm gonna follow this step by step. slowly til I get it :)
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Post by BassLine » 15 Jun 2018, 14:15

DB slap or Electric Bass slap? For EB basics, +1 for David. He's very patient and diplomatic by nature.



I first learned the Stu Hamm method and felt it too rigid. Then the Abe Laboriel method - strike thru the string, half pluck/half slap. Gave up as it didn't feel right.

Years later I copied my mates' relaxed hand method - a hybrid between fingerstyle/ floating thumb technique and parts of the above two styles. Very little strain, more stamina at gigs, more nuanced (morph between the two extremes), plus no volume/EQ changes needed. :yep

Certain basses are much easier to slap and sound better. Strings make a huge difference too. Fodera Nickel rounds and Rotosound SS Rounds sound the best on a P bass IMO.
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Post by BassLine » 15 Jun 2018, 14:25

PS. I see you've advertised the gig on FB.

Très cool !!! :partydance:
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