Slap bass drum beats – With Monster Fills!

I like to think of slap bass as a drummer would:

  • The thumb is the kick drum
  • The pop is the snare
  • Inter-play between the two hands creates a hi-hat pattern

The way drummers lock into a groove and play with such precision and accuracy is something we bassists can learn from.

This bass lesson explores playing the bass like a drum kit.

Make sure to scroll down for the free PDF with the lines plus the E Minor Pentatonic scale shapes (excellent for fills and bass solos!).

I mentioned using the excellent Beat Buddy as a metronome (it can play back drum beats too). If you're interested, click this link and use this code: DAN10.

5 Slap Bass Drum Beats

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