How To Play Bass Guitar – Lessons for Beginners – Funk Jam

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There are lots of ways to strike the strings on your bass to get different sound. Pulling with your fingers, using a pick, and using your thump to slap the bass and pulling your fingers up from underneath the strings to pop them. The slap and pop techniques are a fun way to get that unique sound, so in this segment Ill show you the basic techniques needed to play in this style. When slapping, the idea is to hit the string from the top/side and with your thumb and then to get it away so that the strings can freely vibrate. When popping, youve got to learn to use your wrist to open up your hand, and by doing so have your fingers pop the strings to get that sounds. We end with a couple of exercises using octaves in an E minor pentatonic scale and introduce the bounce technique to get a double hit with your thumb.
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20 comments

  1. Aliaskhal Porto

    Thank you very much for the inspiration. :)

  2. Leslie “rockstar” Webb

    Wow that sounds good❤❤

  3. Thanks man.  I've played the bass for about 10 years.  Finger and pick.  This is the most informative slap tutorial that I've ever found.

  4. Nice Lesson , Here is something for you to try to learn Trevor. 

  5. Found this lesson very easy to practice!!!

  6. I'm a little lost on this lesson… I'm having a hard time figuring out which strings I should be tapping and which ones I should be plucking… I'm not familiar with the scales yet… xD

  7. Alejandro Guzmán

    nice one, check out also my latest funk version

  8. Batang Kangkungan

    Middle Finger on the G String

  9. Bad ass amplifier
    

  10. Middle Finger on G string. yeah that's nice if you know what i mean

  11. Rey David Maldonado (Karmakid)

    you’re a legend stu thanks for passing on what you know the next

  12. Your dump is creepy

  13. And there are many others who have played just as long who don't use a pick. How about you try thinking for yourself once in a while? Did what you heard sound bad? If yes, play with a pick. If not, stop being polluted by other people's opinions.

  14. This is hard for me. I can't even flick the string.

  15. AH **** I CUT MY THUMB ON THE A STRING!!!

  16. thats a nice, 1 year old comment there 😀

  17. Dennis Hargrave

    John Paul Jones of Led Zep said NEVER play Bass without a pick,the sound if not good,he should know what he's talking about he has palyed for 40 years

  18. i can play bass but all this helps soooooooo muuuuuch thanks man

  19. Slade Excalibur

    3:26 thumbs up for a new meme! come on!!!

  20. Hartke <3

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