#1
This isn't a question on how to do them, I know how. What I was wondering was how strongly would more experienced bassists recommend learning these? I think they sound pretty cool but it just isn't my style and I can't slap at all.....I'm a big metalhead so it's really a bunch of faster chugs on the E string......Are popping and slapping really neccesary techniques for a bassist or simply preference?
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#2
Almost any technique is an advantage to have in your arsenal. All it does is allow a greater amount of freedom within your playing and it sure as hell can't hurt.

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Of course, I am a funk bassist and therefore may be slightly biased.
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#3
learn to slap a little at least, it's fun and easy.

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#5
sslapping is jut fun, funk is the grooviest type of music, metal or not you have to appreciate a good groove, no better place to find one than funky town

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#6
I used to say that. (I'm not into metal but more alternative & classic rock). So I thought pft slapping ain't my thing. However...

bass = funk = Jamiroquai. It's so fun.
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#7
I also find only a little slap in the music I listen too, so I don't find masses on inspiration to learn to slap. Also, I'm a lefty playing righty, which makes slap far more tricky as I don't have a much control of the slapping hand.
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#9
There's nothing saying you cant play metal and slap too. Look at Claypool, or Tim Commerford from RATM and songs like Bombtrack and Take the Power Back. Learn everything you can, broaden your horizons dude.
#10
I've had real trouble slapping but I guess I might as well learn, thanks I was reall wanting a few opinions before trying harder or putting it to the side...
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#11
Its preference. I STARTED bass with slappin and poppin, so tis natural and usualy comes in everything i play.
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