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Slapping (on Extended Range Basses)

Hey Norm,

I play a 6 string rig. I've tried a little bit but it seems extreeeeeeeemely difficult to get the slapping thing going. Any suggestions?

Be Blessed

Hey Scott-

Nice to hear from you. The right (slapping) hand technique should be essentially the same as on other basses (possibly excepting the need for a higher degree of accuracy to avoid hitting adjacent strings, especially if the string spacing is narrow)...but the muting burden on your fretting hand is definitely a challenge. You might find the exercises in either my Volume 2 DVD (covers beginning-to-intermediate slapping) or Volume 4 DVD (intermediate-to-advanced) helpful, as they focus on developing accuracy, string-skipping, consistency of attack, etc., etc. Must run! Happy woodshedding! :^)

Blessings- Norm

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