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Bass Lessons — Slap bass tabs


Slaps Bass For Beginners
Bass Lessons

Hey I wrote this tab to help people who are learning slaps bass.
I did really right this
I wrote it again because my other good account and all my tabs
got deleted somehow.
I changed a few things and added a few more exercises in. I did
NOT copy this
from a book its just set up like one. Play the first bar twice then
the second
twice. Feel free to play around with the timing

Slaps bass is using your right thumb (if left handed then left) to
'slap' the strings. To slap use your right thumb to hit the string.
Try and do this close
to the fretboard. Twist your wrist and release the thumb after
contact with the string.
This is one of the methods used to play slap bass. Do not hit
the string with force, it will only make background noises and wont
have a clear sound. Make sure that your slapping is accurate
and firm.
Slapping is represented with an 'S' or a 'T'

Exercise 1

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0———————0———————0———————0—————|——————————————————————————————
S S S S S S S S

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Exercise 2

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0———————0———————0———0———0———0—|——————————————————————————————
S S S S S S S S S S S S

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Ghost notes or dampened notes are notes that have no distinguishable
pitch
and are shown with an 'x' This is rythm techique or is used to stop
a note
from ringing. You place your left fingers lightly over the string.
This should not produce any ringing sound. Be careful not to
hammer—on
either. These are muted (not palm muted)

Exercise 3

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0———————0———————x———x———x———x—|—————————————————x———x———x———x
S S S S S S S S S S S S

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Exercise 4 (with sixteenth notes)
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0———x———0———x———0—0—0—0—0—0—0—0—|————————————————————————————————
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

1 + 2 + 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 + 2 + 3 e + a 4 e + a

Popping is a techinque used in slap bass. Using your index or
middle finger pull
the string you are popping then release it. The string should
snap back.
Slapping and popping should be done in one movement. The popping
should
sound clear and loud and in time. Popping is shown with a 'P'

Exercise 5
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0———0———————0———0———————0—————|——————————————————————————————
S S P S S P S P S S P S S P S P

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Exercise 6
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0—0———0—0———0—0———0———0—0———0———|—————————————————————————————————
S S P S S P S S P S P S S P S P S S P S S P S S P S P S S P S P

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

Hammer—Ons are notes that you dont pick. You use your right hand
fingers to strike the
note. Pull—Offs are the same only they are in reverse. Hammers
are shown with a 'H' or
h then the note. Pull—Offs are shown with a 'PO' or p then the note

Exercise 7
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————————5—h—7———————————7—p—5—|————————————————————————————————
——————————————————————————————|——7———7———————————7———7—————————
7———7———————————7———7—————————|————————————————————————————————
S S P S S P S S P S S P

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Exercise 8
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7———7———7———7———————5h7——————————|—7———7———7———7———————————5h7——————
————————————————5h7——————————————|—————————————————————————————5h7——
S S S S S S P P S S S S P P S S

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + e a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + e a

Double Stops are popping two strings at once. Use your index
and middle fingers
to pop them. They are shown with a 'P' or a 'p' Slides are also used.

To slide
Hold your finger and 'slide' Your fingers stay in contact with
the strings
until you have reached the note. Slides are shown with an '/'
or an '\'

Exercise 9
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————7———5———————————————5—/—7—|—————————————7———5———7———5—/—7———
————————————7———5———7—————————|—5———————————————————————————————
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S P P S S S P P S P P S S S P P

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

The following are some random exercises

Exercise 10
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7———7———————————7———7—————————|—————————————————————————————————
S S P S S P S S P S S P

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Exercise 11
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0———————1———————2———————3—————|—————————————————————————————————
S P S P S P S P S P S P S P S P

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Exercise 12
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————————2—h—4———————4———2—h—4—|——————————4—p—2———————4———4—p—2——
0———0—————————————————————————|——0———0——————————————————————————
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S S S P S S S S S P S S

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Exercise 13
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——————5h7—————————5h7—————————————|5———7———————5———7—————7—7—7—x—x—x
5———7———————5———7—————7—7—7—x—x—x—|—————————————————————————————————
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S S P S S P S S S S S S S S P S S P S S S S S S

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + e a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + e a
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