6. Slap bass lesson – beginner/intermediate

FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites By popular demand - A series of slap bass lessons covering the basic techniques plus some general playing tips This lesson will continue with the concepts from lesson 5 and introduce "Octaves" addition to  thumb slap, pop/pluck, left hand slap and hammerons. Download pdf TAB/transcription here Download GuitarPro 5 TAB/transcription here
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MarloweDK said,

February 28, 2013 @ 9:29 am

Thank you Chuma
Dont worry be patient, it can be hard to get started
You may want to get some general instruction before you start on the slap bass program, i would recommend a real teacher to get you started. The bottom half of the tab shows you where to put your fingers, the numbers are the frets

Chuma said,

February 27, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

Hi Marlowe,

You are so a great player

I am just quite a beginner in Bass.

I bought your DVD online and its not being easy getting to play, as I can’t read the Tabs

How can you help me and where would you advise me to begin from?

cymcym13 said,

August 1, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

Thanks for sharing these lessons freely to everyone.
I write them on a tab with the rythm : it is an excellent exercice.

winter said,

July 15, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

These lessons are great and have really helped my playing. I have learnt more from this site than I ever learnt from my bass teacher I used to go to. Keep up the good work dude.

MarloweDK said,

March 13, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

De nada Mario, y gracias:-)

mario tarticchio said,

March 13, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

Sei veramente uno dei migliori bassisti che io abbia mai sentito e un bravissimo insegnante. Complimenti! You are one of the best bass-player I ever heard and a very, very clever teacher. Thanks for your suggestions. Ciao

ollisto said,

March 7, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

is there any lesson, on how to setup your amp, to get a great sound??? pedal effects etc.. please help!!!, sorry for my english

johnnyanalog said,

December 31, 2010 @ 3:27 am

i love this site marlowe. i just donated $25, looking forward to the tabs for some of the lessons. i’ve been playing for 20 years, and been in a rut for 15 of them. this site is slowly bringing me out of that.

thanks so much for all your work…

MarloweDK said,

December 9, 2010 @ 9:33 am

Im doing a book with most of my licks, and the slap series will be rerecorded to a dvd next year.

Joel said,

December 9, 2010 @ 7:02 am

This is a great site Marlow. You indeed have the heart of a teacher. I wonder if you have a book/video of your complete lessons that I could purchase online (with shipping costs).

mattcano said,

October 26, 2010 @ 12:47 am


Thank you for the wonderfully clear explanation.

I’m learning a tremendous amount from your vids.



MarloweDK said,

September 3, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

Thanks for looking out:-), but its way too expensive and i only need the module 5, not another bass

rory said,

September 3, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

Hi Marlowe

I saw your comments on this video
FYI One Shergold bass with 3 modules (N° 1,3,5) is for sale on one of the main classified french website

bassness said,

August 7, 2010 @ 6:23 am

Great lesson Marlowe, very Larry Graham style bass line. Keep them coming.

MarloweDK said,

August 4, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

Sure you can, right click the link and choose “save destination as..”

piod said,

August 4, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

Сan not save the video for iPod. You can upload video for players in m4v, mov to dropbox.com Thanks for m4v!

MarloweDK said,

August 4, 2010 @ 10:26 am

Its a Shergold Modulator bass

Murdy said,

August 4, 2010 @ 12:39 am

Loved this one Marlowe, also what bass is that? Sounds funky

Joeglow said,

August 3, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

Loving these lessons!!!!


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