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Slap bass lessons - Lesson 2
Date of Publication -27 January 2009
Topic - Online Lessons
Author of the article: kitti
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The online lessons of slappin’ bass are introduced by Hans Nelemans specially for Rockabilly Bash website.



Extras (close-ups how to slap and how to find the key E on D string):



This time we do exactly the same as in lesson one. Only this time we are playing from the key of E. So go to your D string and find on this string the E tone! You can check yourself by playing the E string.


Explanation of lesson two:

Now we continue with the slapping part. It is easy!

Pull the E tone on the D string and than slap with your flat hand twice on the fingerboard. It doesn't matter were you do this. Do whatever feels good for you. Then pull the B note on the A string and again slap it twice.

All together it will be like:
Pull E slap twice
Pull B slap twice
Repeat this four times
Pull A slap twice
Pull E slap twice
Repeat twice
Pull E slap twice
Pull B slap twice
Repeat twice
Pull B slap twice
Pull Fis slap twice
Repeat twice
Pull E slap twice
Pull B slap twice
Repeat twice

Remember try to play as relaxed as possible. If you are feeling a cramp or your fingers are burning then possible you are cramping your muscles too much or using too much force playing the strings.

Try to learn the notes on the fingerboard.

Have fun..

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11 October 2011
Comment by robbieheth

This is just the lessons I need as not to good with music , but I can now play a little bit , keep them coming

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