L103 Slap bass LJ style

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Bass lick of the day:

Slapping with ghosted notes “Louis Johnson style”, it involves the left hand fingers slapping the strings on the fretboard.

My left hand 1′st finger is playing the ie D on 5th fret A string, and the middle and index are doin the slapping

Be sure not to press the strings down with left hand , just kind of giving them ..well… a slap.

Can be quite hard for beginners NOT to sound a note, we only want just the “click” sound

Want the transcription + TAB for this bass lick?

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veltto said,


December 28, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

Just registered and moved by . Thanks all you people doing this. I´ll be back with a bass to play.
Bless you!


bambamthebassist said,


April 22, 2009 @ 3:11 am

Where do you learn all these different techniques? You have unlimited amounts of knowledge and ideas! How do you do it?
Knowledge comes from hard work, good ears, really listening to and learning music.
Techniques comes from dissecting other players and trying to make up your own stuff
Takes many years of dedication and of course some talent.


Dubo said,


August 17, 2008 @ 9:26 am

Cool Marlowe… Thanks


Bassti said,


July 26, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

Reminds me somehow to Mark King (Level 42)
Y u didnt use the open G-string?
No, not in this, but i could have done it with an open G as well


vyn343 said,


July 25, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

I can’t get enough of this slap style…this be some real heavy funk marlowe. Ain’t nothin good unless you play with it!


DJ Ren said,


July 1, 2008 @ 1:46 am

Oh my gosh. Thank you so much for posting this lick. For the first time, I’m finally learning how to play slap bass!


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