Easy Bass Lessons
G-| D-2| Pop the D string A-| E-0-| Slap the E stringRemember, You can play an ocatave simply by moving two strings and two frets up. I tend to play stuff with slap around a powerchord. By this I mean things like:
G-| Again, Pop the G and D strings... D-4-4p2-4| A-4p2-| E-0h2-0h2-| And Slap the E and A stringsThat's an example of a line you can play on a powerchord, you should of noticed that I hammered on from the open string to the bottom note of the octave, and also used some notes that weren't on the powerchord, I'd suggest working with some notes to see what goes well together. Experiment with the notes in this tab for a while. Another example of a good line would be:
G-2h4h2-4p2-| If it helps, You can pop the D-4-4p2-| A string in the descent on A-4p2-4p2-| this line rather than slapping E-0h2-0h2-5p2-5p2-|Try improvising on all the notes in the above tabs, and experiment with some of your own. That's about all I have to give for this lesson, here's some final tips for you: -Remember to bunce of the strings to avoid that dull sound when slapping. -Start slow, and speed up gradually as you get better. -Play through an amp, it improves the sound. -Don't give up, if this lesson is unhelpful, go to those videos from Flea I mentioned earlier, I spent weeks sifting through all the lessons before I got the method right, so keep trying. The Flea videos are the best I have come across so far, they help with a lot of things you can do with your bass. I hope this lesson satisfied your needs, spap is one of the things that makes bass as interesting as it is, don't give up and keep playing. Please comment on this lesson, and be constuctive if you don't like it, trolling isn't cool. Thanks, The Mole.