#1
Hey guys I've been playing bass for a good year or so and I'm just starting to get into playing slap stuff but I've come across a problem. How would I go about muting the lower string if I where playing something like this:

E--0---------
A-----5---7--

Cheers
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#2
Palm or unused fingers on the fretting hand. I am not sure what kind of muting you are talking about here.
#3
wit yo fingers on the fretting hand
edit:i assume that you want it muted because your getting a vibration from it when you are slapping the A string
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#4
how i would do that is not cleanly fret the D on the A string and have the tip of my finger mute the E string when i fret the A.

well mabey not cleanly is the right choice of words but mabey you get what im saying.
#5
I'd use the middle finger of my left hand, or you can use the palm of your right hand.
#6
Quote by TormentedRx
Palm or unused fingers on the fretting hand. I am not sure what kind of muting you are talking about here.


After playing the E note and going down to the D note the E is still ringing, I would mute the E with my fretting hand then?
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Fender Jaguar Bass
Ashdown MAG300H Head
Ashdown 410 T Deep Cab
Epiphone Thunderbird
Squier P/J Bass
SKAK20BA Practice Bass Amp
Last edited by Ripper_66 at Oct 28, 2008,
#7
Mute it with the base of your palm.

Muting is one of the hardest things to master on a bass.
#8
The trouble is I don't really have time to mute with my right hand as it's a part of a fairly fast passage.
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Fender Jaguar Bass
Ashdown MAG300H Head
Ashdown 410 T Deep Cab
Epiphone Thunderbird
Squier P/J Bass
SKAK20BA Practice Bass Amp
#9
You need to refine your slap technique so that your slapping hand is more controlled. it should all be in your wrist, not your arm.


Actually, i've just looked at your initial post. You are playing the open E first correct? So your index finger should around the D on the a string correct? So your fretting hand does the muting for this section.
#10
when you fret the 5 aon the A string
have your finger not only fret the A string but touch the E string with the top of the same finger.
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#11
Cheers I know what I'm doing now My slap technique does need a lot of work but I wanted to make sure I had the right idea here before I went off and practiced it wrongly :P
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Fender Jaguar Bass
Ashdown MAG300H Head
Ashdown 410 T Deep Cab
Epiphone Thunderbird
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SKAK20BA Practice Bass Amp