#1
i have difficulties slapping the string below E

am i the only one with this problem?

or is it just cause i have fatass thumbs
#2
i usually dont use that string....
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#3
i just like RHCP and wanna learn more of their stuff

i dunno why i just cant hit that without hitting the one on top

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#4
I have troubles with the E mostly... I find it easier to pop octaves with the A and G string because it give my index fingers more freedom to pop...
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#6
practice something like this:

G--------5----------7
D
A---3--------5
E
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#7
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practice something like this:

G--------5----------7
D
A---3--------5
E

I think following with
G
D------5---------7
A
E-3--------5-------

would help popping some.

keep what you have, and work on string transitions too. which can hurt your situation.
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#8
Try muting the strings you don't want until you get your accuracy up. Try positioning your hand in a way that you can slap and pop interchangably freely, or whatever feels comfortable.
#9
muting the E will definately help untill your accuracy is better. But try turning your hand so your thumb is paralell to your strings
#10
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muting the E will definately help untill your accuracy is better. But try turning your hand so your thumb is paralell to your strings


Definitely listen to the second part of this.

I slap with my thumb about 30 degrees from parallel with the strings, and bend the last joint (the part that actually hit the string) to parallel with the string, and even this half assed attampt at being parallel makes life so much easier. I can pull it off on a 5 stringer with 16.5mm string spacing (most 4 strings have 19mm).

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#11
i had the same problem and i have an extra B in there, i just practiced octaves really slowly and got better