Simple Steps To Slap Bass Volume 1

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The Ultimate Step-By-Step Slap Bass Method For Bass Guitar

Get started with the basics. Twenty five step-by-step lessons providing a solid foundation in the Slap Technique


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Simple Steps To Slap Bass Volume 1

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Simple Steps To Slap Bass Course?

The Simple Steps To Slap Bass Course is a complete, step-by-step method for mastering the slap bass style from the absolute basics of the ‘thumb slap’ all the way through to advanced techniques such as machine gun triplets, double thumbing and flamenco rolls.

What level of player is the course aimed at?

This first volume is aimed at players new to the slap technique or that may have some experience but finding difficulty progressing to that next level.

What Will I Learn?

After finishing the course you will have acquired the following skills and knowledge:

  • A solid foundation in Slap Bass technique
  • A cleanup of your overall playing utilizing the Home Position principles
  • A solid grounding in funk 16th note rhythms
  • Many original slap riffs written specifically for this course

How Long Are The Lessons? 

The lesson length’s vary but the complete course is over 12 hours in length.

How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything? 

The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. There is a lesson material zip file for each module containing a Course Workbook and any relevant practice tracks.

Can I see the Lesson Index?

Yes, you can. Here is a list of every lesson:

Volume 1 – The Basics

  • Lesson #1 – Course Introduction
  • Lesson #2 – Thumb Basics
  • Lesson #3 – Choking
  • Lesson #4 – Short Notes
  • Lesson #5 – Fretted Notes
  • Lesson #6 – Short Fretted Notes
  • Lesson #7 – Duration Exercises
  • Lesson #8 – 8th Note Rhythms
  • Lesson #9 – Bass Drum Rhythms
  • Lesson #10 – Chord Progressions
  • Lesson #11 – Using Multiple Fingers
  • Lesson #12 – String Crossing
  • Lesson #13 – Riffs
  • Lesson #14 – Five Slap Riffs
  • Lesson #15 – Popping
  • Lesson #16 – Octaves
  • Lesson #17 – Octaves Combined
  • Lesson #18 – Open String Octaves
  •  Lesson #19 – Slapping Drum Patterns
  • Lesson #20 – Five Slap Pop Riffs
  • Lesson #21 – 16th Note Rhythms #1
  • Lesson #22 – 16th Note Rhythms #2
  • Lesson #23 – 16th Note Rhythms #3
  • Lesson #24 – Applying 16th Note Rhythms
  • Lesson #25 – Five 16th Note Slap Riffs

2 reviews for Simple Steps To Slap Bass Volume 1

  1. Richard White Sr (verified owner)

    Hello everyone! I have been playing bass for many years but I recently decided to learn how to play slap and pop style! I have always loved funk and I actually played in a DC go – go band many years ago, although I did very little slapping. So once I decided to learn I went online and after trying many different sites I found!!! I spent a few months on the free lessons alone and my skill level went up so fast! But I must say that I really followed Mark’s advice and took it slow. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent just working on my rest stroke slap! And learning to stay in the “home position” was a huge help! So I finally bought the slap bass lesson pack and I can tell you that it was money well spent! I kind of breezed through the first half and after about halfway through the second half I saw that I had rushed myself and needed to start over. And that’s where I’m at now, going through the basics and really taking my time. Mark’s style of teaching makes it easy to follow and he doesn’t push you to do everything “his” way , he tells you to find what works best for you – on some of the things. Some of the fundamentals are just that and there’s only one way to play them correctly. So,I can’t recommend TalkingBass enough!!! If you’re a beginner,or an advanced bass player – you can benefit greatly from Mark and TalkingBass!!!

  2. Mick Tomazou

    This is a great course to get you started playing slap without all of those bad habits that you pick up from less accomplished players. Mark delivers the information clearly and concisely, guaranteed that you’ll make excellent progress using the TalkingBass library.

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