L101 “Pickup slap” exercise

FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites "Pickup slap" exercise in D7 It can really help your "groove" to fill in some percussive rhythm in your basslines, especially when playin unaccompagnied - ie starting a song/groove with bass alone Basically you're emulating the snare drum on 2 and 4 by slappin the string/strings over the pickup Im exaggerating a bit in the slow sections, overemphasizing the slaps. Support Playbassnow.com by downloading the video, audio and TAB in one package HERE
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nakrap said,

October 17, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

Hello Marlowe! UM I have one question…after you slap pickup how many ghost notes you play…tried to slow it down but cant figure:( …is it possible to get it in transcribe maybe:)

inlovewithlaura said,

October 7, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

is pickup slap different from the slap that uses the thumb.? im confused.. by the way, nice groove..

Mike said,

June 24, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

>> you’re the one that should “try”;-)<<

Haha, funny you understood it that way – my intention was to address and encourage other bass players, not the master himself, of course 😉
Good, that i dont have to try it:-D

Anyway, best wishes from Germany! (next UEFA EURO Champion)

Mike said,

June 24, 2008 @ 11:35 am

It’s such a fun for me to play this one, maybe because I never played this way before. As u wrote above, I dont miss a clicking device or whatever.

I also like the different sound of the slap and the muted note, although it sounds good too to play this one in DT technique. Give it a try.
Sure it does, would sound good with a pick too, but this is a fingerstyle exercise, and you’re the one that should “try”;-)

PS:More pickup slap exercises, please.

Karsten25 said,

June 23, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

It`svery difficult to get the groove
Luxury! Not everything is easy, just consider yourself lucky with video examples!
When i was starting out I a had an old turntable i put on halfspeed.. Luxury!!
(quotes from Monty Python;-))

Funkadelic92 said,

June 23, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

very nice 🙂

Ast A. Moore said,

June 23, 2008 @ 12:05 am

Ah! Good stuff.


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