In this first video, we are introduced to bassist Ed Friedland through an intro jam and then we tune and set up together.
In this video, we start with the basics of the right hand slap.
Here, we go over the other crucial part of the technique, the pop.
Ed goes over octaves and how they related to a good slap style.
Adding another technique to the funk bass toolbox, we learn about the left hand hammer.
In this video, we learn about dead notes and how to incorporate them into our sonic palette of funk.
Next, we go over a powerful technique using the left hand.
Ed goes over other techniques that are beyond the basics of the slap and pop.
Here, we go over playing to a tempo using a drum machine.
Taking all that we've learned so far, we put it together in a real world musical context.
In this final video, Ed talks about a few funk pioneers and then ends the lesson with a closing jam.
In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, bass master Ed Friedland presents Slap Bass - The Ultimate Guide. This in-depth video tutorial series provides instruction on slapping, popping, left-hand integration, dead notes, and more dangerous techniques.
Learn a dedicated groove for each new technique; grooving with a drum machine; funk history - the hallowed grooves of the Funk Triumvirate; slow demos; tips on sound; creating your own grooves; and much more!
Includes a downloadable PDF booklet with notation and tab for all examples.
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