How To Play the Car Wash Slap Bass Break

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I've been playing this slap break wrong for the best part of 20 years. Many bass players also seem to struggle with this tricky line. I finally spent some time working it out by ear and this video lesson goes through my findings. I reckon this is as close as you'll get to it!

How To Play Slap Bass

If you're new to sap bass then use this simple exercise.

For more of a challenge try ​E Dorian Slap Groove With TAB And Notation​​​

Here's the original recording of Lequient "Duke" Jobe playing this classic bassline on Car Wash by Rose Royce.

There are loads more basslines to check out on this site as well as lots of other things you need to know to master bass playing. Be sure to come back and browse through a few.


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