Fassa Albrecht
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#1
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!
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#3
Seinfeld!
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#8
Try Les Claypool's "The Awakening". Not horribly difficult, and it's super fun to play.
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#10
Cheers guys!

Quote by gquady09
Try Les Claypool's "The Awakening". Not horribly difficult, and it's super fun to play.


Ah I forgot about this song! <dances>
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#11
Try some Mudvayne songs
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FatalGear41
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#13
Quote by rgrockr
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.
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Fassa Albrecht
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#14
Quote by FatalGear41
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.


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#16
How about listening to Marcus Miller?

Songs like Burning Down the House, Scoop, Power, or his version of Higher Ground
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#17
Not alot of its hard but Korn has some pretty fun basslines to play really loud
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Ghefly
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#18
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
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#19
Again, thanks guys!

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Quote by Tostitos
How about listening to Marcus Miller?

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



Listening to MM now....


This stuff is FUNKY! <dances>

I also want that bass!
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#20
Also check out Marcus Miller's Silver Rain, Free, Panther, and his version of Frankenstein.
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#21
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
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#22
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

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#23
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#24
Quote by Nutter_101
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#25
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.
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#27
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.
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#29
^LOL, SOOOOOUUUULLLL TRAIN!!

Yes--and it always amazes me how Larry Graham can play slap bass and sing at the same time.
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#30
Some RATM has good slap bass, and its not hard to learn either.