Good slap-bass songs?


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Fassa Albrecht
06-25-2010, 06:59 PM
I've listened to Alain Caron and Mark King/Level 42 and some of the 'virtuoso' bassists who play slap, but seeing as I'm trying to learn slap-bass PROPERLY I need some new stuff.

Something like this (Level 42) is ideal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFVjeGcwV8

Although I'm not too bothered as to genre or style of slap. Some faster pieces would be appreciated, as would stuff I can play with a band.

Cheers!

hobson111
06-25-2010, 07:02 PM
That song is terrible, try some Chili Peppers

rgrockr
06-25-2010, 07:09 PM
Seinfeld!

salgala2000
06-25-2010, 07:10 PM
Flea Flea Flea!!!

Koshman32
06-25-2010, 07:10 PM
KoRn!

salgala2000
06-25-2010, 07:12 PM
Here is the answer:
PRIMUS! CHILI PEPPERS! KORN!
(sorry i don't know who seinfeld is to that guy who posted.

raoooos
06-25-2010, 07:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmIgrY0GSzo

gquady09
06-25-2010, 07:19 PM
Try Les Claypool's "The Awakening". Not horribly difficult, and it's super fun to play.

rasveer
06-25-2010, 07:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw-XK_X8Rm0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIovjHpjros

Fassa Albrecht
06-25-2010, 07:28 PM
Cheers guys!

Try Les Claypool's "The Awakening". Not horribly difficult, and it's super fun to play.

Ah I forgot about this song! <dances>

TrabenBassist22
06-25-2010, 07:31 PM
Try some Mudvayne songs

Fassa Albrecht
06-25-2010, 08:00 PM
^me like!

FatalGear41
06-25-2010, 11:36 PM
Seinfeld!

I hate to break it to you, but I read somewhere that the Seinfeld theme wasn't played by a bass player. It was put together on a workstation from computer-generated samples.

Since Larry Graham basically invented the slap and pop as we know it today, I suggest listening to his stuff.

Fassa Albrecht
06-26-2010, 02:58 AM
I hate to break it to you, but I read somewhere that the Seinfeld theme wasn't played by a bass player. It was put together on a workstation from computer-generated samples.

Since Larry Graham basically invented the slap and pop as we know it today, I suggest listening to his stuff.


You're right. It was a pre-loaded sample sound on a keyboard. A Yamaha keyboard to be exact.


And yaay!

Steve08
06-26-2010, 03:12 AM
A Certain Shade of Green by Incubus.

Tostitos
06-26-2010, 04:38 AM
How about listening to Marcus Miller?

Songs like Burning Down the House, Scoop, Power, or his version of Higher Ground :D

Thunderbird660
06-26-2010, 06:03 AM
Not alot of its hard but Korn has some pretty fun basslines to play really loud :)
Got the life being on of them

Ghefly
06-26-2010, 08:04 AM
as others have said, RHCP are great for slap basslines. Particularly the mothers milk album. I recently learned the Coffee Shop bassline and it's pretty sweet.

Also, Faith No More have some nice slappy/poppy basslines you might want to check out.

Fassa Albrecht
06-26-2010, 11:26 AM
Again, thanks guys!

Now you know why I love UG!

How about listening to Marcus Miller?

Songs like Burning Down the House, Scoop, Power, or his version of Higher Ground :D


Listening to MM now....:eek:


This stuff is FUNKY! <dances>

I also want that bass! :cry:

Greenday389
06-26-2010, 01:44 PM
Also check out Marcus Miller's Silver Rain, Free, Panther, and his version of Frankenstein.

anameofsomesort
06-26-2010, 09:09 PM
I hope, as youve said youve listened to level 42 you have at least listened to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKI8pFqWm0s
One of the absoloute best.

For songs to learn id also say Chilli Peppers. Aeroplane is in my opinion their most funky slap bassline and its not too hard once you get the jist. Cant stop is one that everyone loves and recognises and is very simple slap bass.
Marcus Miller and Les Claypool/Primus are both great but they are very technical and if your just beginnign probs wont be able to play them but with practise they are both great to play

tubatom868686
06-27-2010, 12:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j01x2lAFRwk

No one better to learn slap from; he applies the concept of economy of motion like no one else does to the technique

Btw, if anyone says anything about reggies guitar playing, I will kill them

Nutter_101
06-27-2010, 01:00 PM
Wooten should learn economy of motion on his face.

<_<
>_>

tubatom868686
06-27-2010, 01:19 PM
Wooten should learn economy of motion on his face.

<_<
>_>


:eek:

cbex57
06-27-2010, 02:19 PM
id say try higher ground (stevie wonder cover) and funky munks by red hot chili peppers, along with dead bodies everywhere by korn, and laquerhead by primus.

anarkee
06-27-2010, 05:20 PM
Brothers Johnson and Graham Central Station.

SMbassist
06-27-2010, 05:27 PM
Right Now by Korn is a simple and fun song to play. There's so much energy in it. Also, some Slipknot songs are slap-able, like Duality and Before I Forget. And then let's not forget Bitchslap, which actually has slapping in it.

Basically, anything by Korn or Primus, IMO.

tubatom868686
06-27-2010, 05:51 PM
Brothers Johnson and Graham Central Station.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1IuD6F3R5I

amidoingitrite?

anarkee
06-28-2010, 09:13 AM
^LOL, SOOOOOUUUULLLL TRAIN!!

Yes--and it always amazes me how Larry Graham can play slap bass and sing at the same time.

DarkWhite21
07-01-2010, 10:51 AM
Some RATM has good slap bass, and its not hard to learn either.

Cris5949
07-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Red hot Chili Peppers man.