i have 2 friends if i ever need help but they play the regular guitar so the question is what is slapping and popping? please be simple with it because im teaching myself and ive been at it for only 3 days.
its a style of playing used in funk and nu metal usually and it consists of slaping the lower string with your thumb (slapping) and pulling the lighter strings up and letting them go so they hit against the fret board (popping) good examples if you type in slap bass on youtube you should get so good exapmles
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bas playing is very freestyle, which is actually why these techniques have become so popular. Ive seen bassists, make a fist and pound their strings.