Learn funk slap quickly, make real progress and become the best slap bass player you can be!
Many bass guitarists lose months, years or even quit playing, because they do not know how to practice correctly, have no direction and finally, make no progress. Hiring a music instructor can also be costly and something a young musician cannot afford.
This is why I created Big Funk Text Book Slap, ebook that will teach you all you need to know about the slap technique! It will take you from simple to advanced practices and enable you systematic progress, no matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned bass player.
- Ebook has 193 exercises, as well as 3 unique examples of bass solos. It contains basic to advanced techniques you need to master funk slap.
- To keep it simple, exercises are short (2-4 bars) with no unnecessary text. This will enable you rapid progress and easier learning.
- Each exercise has its own mp3 studio recording so you can simultaneously check your playing.
- Instant download and use! Use it anywhere, on your device or print it out.
Who is this ebook intended for?
It is intended for the bass guitar beginners, as well as for those who are well familiar with funk slap. Without mastering the funk slap technique, a bass guitarist cannot participate in modern music genres and play in a music group.
It is intended for bass guitar teachers (instructors). It is also suitable for group learning, as it comes in a handy electronic version which can be easily projected in front of a group of students.
For arrangers and composers who are not yet familiar with funk slap. For everyone whose picture about notation, use of symbols and writing the bass line in modern music is not clear.
How is the book structured?
The textbook contains exercises and examples, which are divided by levels of difficulty. The book, besides from examples, also contains lots of exercises!
No unnecessary text! The emphasis is exclusively on exercises and examples from many years of my professional pedagogical practice.
In each chapter the exercises begin with completely basic notes, instead of starting with the complex ones. This makes it easier to learn and master the technique.
The book also includes three practical examples in modern practice of using the bass guitar as a solo instrument!
Book content by chapters
The first chapter Thumb Science deals with the first most important group of exercises for playing with your thumb. In the subchapter you can find the Mute tone (a muted tone) and notes that are linked to each other – Hammer notes, followed by exercises containing a combination of Thumb-Mute-Hammer elements.
In the second chapter you can find Slide exercises, which is a sliding effect from one tone to another (it is also called Glissando).
The third chapter contains the second most important group of exercises – Pull. These are notes pulled with your right-hand middle finger. As in the previous chapters, exercises increase gradually and complement with other elements, such as Pull-Hammer and Pull-Thumb-Hammer combinations.
The fourth chapter is dedicated to Fore notes, which embellish certain notes.
The fifth chapter contains Vibrato and Shake. These two effects also occasionally embellish certain notes and are used quite frequently in funk slap technique.
The sixth chapter – Left Hand, has a special meaning for funk. We play with the left hand. This technique is played exclusively with muted notes, which are never sounding. Without this important element we cannot say we play funk slap.
The seventh chapter – Practical ensemble exercises, provides an extensive range of exercises in circles of fifths and fourths to bring a musician to solid knowledge of funk slap style. These are exercises in different tonalities and are professional examples of modern funk slap that can be used in music groups. They can also be used as bass solo parts.
The eighth chapter – Play with me, gives three practical examples of how to use a bass guitar as a solo instrument and how to play a modern funk slap solo, as well as a gentle, romantic ballad.
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So start today and learn to slap your bass like a pro!