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50 Modal Slap Bass Workouts

By Chris Matheos

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Electric Bass Guitar - Beginning
Composed by Chris Matheos. Squareback saddle-stitched, Technic. Qwik Guide Series. Rock & Jazz. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99364BCD).

Item Number: MB.99364BCD

ISBN 9780786658800. Rock & Jazz. 5.5 x 8 inches.

This book was created for the bassist who has mastered the basics of slap bass and wants to expand his or her skills. Many of this book's examples were written to fine tune individual string control -- the ability to thumb or pop on any string at any time. Individual string control is one of the most common weaknesses with slap bass students. Some of this book's examples are common fingerstyle workouts that are arranged for slapping. Developing the ability to slap finger style bass lines gives the bassist an amazing skill. This book covers some very advanced slap techniques, including triple pops and the flamenco thumb technique. Written in tablature only for the four-string bass.