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Lesson: Offbeat Double Thumb Slap Bass

I’m working on a new concept in double thumb slap bass, which basically is an “in reverse” technique. This means the “down” thumb is on the offbeat, and the “up” thumb is on the downbeat. This creates a whole new feeling worth exploring.

You can follow along with the notation (PDF) and the video below.

Let me know how it goes!

Gear specs: I’m playing my Fbass VF5 through a Korg Pandora PX5D (with built-in drum patterns). From there, it is a line-in to a Zoom Q3 HD recorder and camera. The strings are Dunlop nickel strings (45-125 gauge).