Expanding the Slap Bass Vocabulary with Ray Riendeau – Groove #1…
Hello fellow bassists!
As a teacher for many years I’ve found that creating a “vocabulary” of slap grooves helps to facilitate getting better at this particular style of playing. Techniques are only beneficial when they become just another means of creating music. Hopefully the grooves I present will have you trying some new ideas and also helping you to come up with some new ideas of your own.
I will be breaking down the grooves, playing them at a slow tempo and up to speed (video). Notation will also be included.
Lets get started!
L = Left Hand
H = Hammer On
T = Thumb (2 T’s in a row is T down followed by T up)
P1 = Pop Index Finger
P2 = Pop Middle Finger
X = Percussive Note (notated on string being attacked)
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