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Funky Slap Bass Lesson

Today we’re going to dive in to some more intermediate level slap bass techniques. This lesson builds upon topics we’ve covered in the past, including beginning slap bass patterns and techniques, the double thumb technique and shakes.

Follow along with the video and the transcription – standard notation and tab included.

For the gear heads, I’m playing my Sandberg MarloweDK Signature bass with Dunlop nickel strings (gauge 45-105) through a TC Electronic RH450 amp. The RH450 is going direct to the camera (no cabinet).