To continue our study of slapping and plucking techniques on bass guitar, this collection of exercises features fretting hand slapping.
A fretting hand slap is produced with all of the fingers over the fingerboard. To demonstrate, strike an open string such as the E-string with a standard picking hand slap and then execute a fretting hand slap with the index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers by striking all four fingers against the strings at the same time using a single downward motion. A fretting hand slap creates a ghost note or percussive click because the fingers do not press the strings all the way down to the fingerboard. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!
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Jazz Improvisation is a comprehensive 20-lesson course that will help you acquire the essential skills which are necessary to connect your ears to the fingerboard, develop ideas, and communicate more fluently through the language of improvisation. Featuring dozens of fretboard diagrams and play-along tracks with exercises written in standard notation and tablature, topics covered include practice techniques, ear training, scales, modes, chords, passing notes, approach note techniques, and chord tone soloing. After completing this course, you will have expanded your fretboard familiarity, broadened your knowledge of chord/scale theory, increased your technical proficiency on the instrument, and become more productive in your practice sessions. You will possess the fundamental tools that are required to improvise great bass lines and solos on any chord type, chord progression, or song form in the jazz repertoire. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!