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Slap precision exercise numero uno.
With beginners and some intermediate players (those with not much slap and pop experience) I’ve noticed that they mostly get the pop down of slap and pop, but find the slap part a little more difficult. Especially as they move off of the E string, and onto others. This is completely natural, and happened to us all. It really is a case of practising your slap precision, until you have it down comfortably, and without making contact with the other strings!
So I’m going to make a few videos of slap parts, alone. No popping at this stage.
If you are a beginner, take it really slow. Go through the whole line, and try not to touch the other strings. Keep it clean, and be precise.
It doesn’t matter how slow you go. They key is precision! Of course, you could slap scales if you wanted, but I wanted to add a bit of funk to make things a little more interesting for you.
Once you have it down at your comfortable speed, speed it up. Again, you’re looking for precision. Clean strikes.
Repeat and rinse.
I’ll do a few of these videos, and then we’ll add some pops!
If these videos are too much for you, and you find these difficult, check out my tips on getting better precision:
And if this is way past your standard, check out my premium vid “Red hot Slap ‘n pop” which covers the much muted method that Flea (And I) like to use.
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