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Slap Bass - The Ultimate Guide

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    Intro Jam & Funk Setup

    In this first video, we are introduced to bassist Ed Friedland through an intro jam and then we tune and set up together.

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    The Slap

    In this video, we start with the basics of the right hand slap.

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    The Pop

    Here, we go over the other crucial part of the technique, the pop.

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    Octaves

    Ed goes over octaves and how they related to a good slap style.

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    The Hammer

    Adding another technique to the funk bass toolbox, we learn about the left hand hammer.

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    Dead Notes

    In this video, we learn about dead notes and how to incorporate them into our sonic palette of funk.

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    Left-Hand Slap

    Next, we go over a powerful technique using the left hand.

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    Special Techniques

    Ed goes over other techniques that are beyond the basics of the slap and pop.

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    Grooving with a Drum Machine

    Here, we go over playing to a tempo using a drum machine.

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    Building a Groove

    Taking all that we've learned so far, we put it together in a real world musical context.

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    Funk History & Closing Jam

    In this final video, Ed talks about a few funk pioneers and then ends the lesson with a closing jam.

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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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onedrum
Submitted 3 months ago

Slap Bass

Have not completed the videos, but plan to work on in the near future.


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sijel
Submitted 3 months ago

Great for Beginning Slap & Poppers!

Very methodical and clear with good examples.

I am a: Semi-Pro


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onedrum
Submitted 3 months ago

Slap Bass

Have not completed the videos, but plan to work on in the near future.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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sijel
Submitted 3 months ago

Great for Beginning Slap & Poppers!

Very methodical and clear with good examples.

I am a: Semi-Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Friedland has had a storied career as one of the bass world’s top educators, thanks to his 20-plus books and instructional videos, his tenure teaching at Berklee and other universities, his magazine columns and reviews, and his influence on his well-known students John Myung (Dream Theater), Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith), and David Dyson, among others.

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    Slap Bass - The Ultimate Guide

    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.

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Slap Bass - The Ultimate Guide is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Slap Bass Have not completed the videos, but plan to work on in the near future.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for Beginning Slap & Poppers! Very methodical and clear with good examples.
Date published: 2019-01-19
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