Intermediate Level – Slap Bass Study #4

This piece has a heavier feel to it and was written as a resource for practising sixteenth note-based slap grooves at slow tempos. When playing slapped parts at higher tempos, the fretting hand tends to share the burden, but when playing slower, it’s more common for the thumb to handle the bulk of the work. Keeping good, steady time when playing continuous sixteenths with the thumb can be a real challenge, as you’ll discover. This piece also makes use of popped double stops and has a strong focus on dynamics too.

For bassists who wish to learn the piece but require additional assistance with some of the techniques required, the following course (included in the monthly subscription cost) should prove useful:

Don’t forget to hit the Download Resources button above to get the PDF transcription and audio files for this piece (available to subscribers only). The transcription is available with TAB and without, for those who wish to give their reading skills a workout.

This course is 42 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: