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Lesson: Funky Slap Bass with Cross-String Hammer-Ons

Here’s a new slap bass lesson for you to try out to incorporate cross-string hammer-ons into your playing. We’ll practice this with a line I put together in the key of E.

In the video below, I play the line at full tempo, followed by half speed and finally super slow speed.

Follow along with the video and this transcription (PDF).

For the gear heads: I’m playing my pink Sandberg California bass, strung with Dunlop nickel strings and running into a MXR bass compressor and through a TC Electronic RH450 amp’s direct output into Logic Pro.

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F. Springfield

F. Springfield

Great Lesson! Thank you very much for uploading this!