Over the last five years Ultimate Slap Bass has become one of the most popular books ever written on the slap bass technique. This comprehensive book covers every aspect of the slap technique from the absolute basics through to advanced techniques such as double thumbing, open string hammer-ons and how to combine slapping with other techniques in a musical way. There are over 200 exercises in the book, the audio files for which are available as a FREE download from the Free Stuff link on this site. The book also includes a detailed history of the slap technique, as well as biographies of all of the major contributors to the technique.
What's New? This updated version of Ultimate Slap Bass features new cover artwork and interior layout, as well as remixed and remastered audio files, which are now available. The audio files are FREE downloadable MP3's. To download, simply log in, and click on FREE STUFF!!! on the main menu. The audio files are zipped and can be found listed under the bonus content for this book. Right click and save to download.
The book contains the following chapters:
- Slapping Basics
- Adding the 'Pop'
- Using Hammer-ons, Pull-offs & Trills
- Ghost Notes
- Popular Scales and Modes for Slap Bass
- Left Hand Slaps & 16th Note Lines
- Introducing Tenths
- Machine Gun Triplets
- Double Popping
- The Shuffle Feel
- Open String Hammer-Ons
- Double Thumbing (Part 1)
- Double Thumbing (Part 2)
- Double Thumbing (Part 3)
- Combining Techniques
• Sample Chapter: Popular Scales and Modes for Slap Bass • Sample Chapter: Double Thumbing (Part 1) • All Audio Files for the Book