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How To Play Slap Bass for Beginners

Slap Bass – This lesson teaches the 4 basic elements of slap bass and begins to put them together with a basic practice exercise.  Additionally, this lesson teaches the importance of having a relaxed “whip” action on your right hand, along with some percussive elements necessary to create the slap groove.

The elements are:

1. Thumb Slap

2. Left-Hand Mute

3. Right-Hand slap (mute)

4. Finger Pop/Pluck

Have fun!