Develop Consistent Slap Bass Technique

This lesson came from a subscriber who was having problems with his index finger not getting to the D string in time to pop the note. The video goes through various strategies to make your slap bass technique consistent so you can stay in the groove and come up with great lines.

There are a few tips about creating bass lines too but, for more on that, go here.

Pentatonic scales are great for making up your own slap bass lines so check these two lessons out:

The Major Pentatonic Scale For Bass Players: Play Great FILLS, SOLOS & BASS LINES!

Minor Pentatonic Scale

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  • Dan this lesson got me thinking.While my slap technique has really improved,that is the seperate facets i.e. slap,pop, ghost notes and left hand palm hit.Now I need to get fluid playing lines and become less staccato.I hope I’m explaining it correctly but in other words I need to gain more independence between the left and right hands.

    • Independence is what it’s all about. As usual, take things REALLY slowly and start with very simple interplay between the hands. The minor pentatonic scale is a fun one to create cool-sounding lines as you’re practicing.

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