#1
I slap a lot like Les Claypool, where the notes are fully pressed and ring out a little. But I'd like to learn more subtle percussive slapping like you might hear in jazz/funk/soul.

Someone told me you do this by slightly touching the string right above the fret, but it doesn't sound like I think it should, so maybe I'm doing something wrong. Any advice welcome.
#2
i don't understand your question,if you want to play ghost notes just slap the string while muting it with your fretting hand...
#3
Quote by Taygunov
i don't understand your question,if you want to play ghost notes just slap the string while muting it with your fretting hand...


What I mean to say is, are you supposed to hold your fretting hand fingers directly above the fret, or slightly beside it?
#4
i guess personal preference. As long as it's muting the string (and isnt on any harmonic) it doesn't matter.
#5
Like Taygunov said, and then try hammering on with your fetting hand in quick succesion, you can get some cool mute rolls that way, think like the lacquer head bass solo after the first chorus...and mute poppings always cool in my book to

just play around
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#6
Maybe some left hand slaps would also help, well thy would give you a very rythmic sound.
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#7
Thats kinda what I mean (left hand slap)

also try muting strings and rippin' out tappin riffs

tis mean
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#9
I didnt realise i was doing till iheard about it and thought i would learn it, then discovered i already had it down.
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#10
Quote by fatgoogle
I didnt realise i was doing till iheard about it and thought i would learn it, then discovered i already had it down.


Actually me too. I used to hit the fretboard in-between playing notes with my right hand, but didn't know it was a real technique.