Slap Bass For Beginners
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Slap Bass For Beginners

Learn Slap Bass from scratch! This slap bass fundamentals course helps you get funky and stand out from the crowd.
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
63 students enrolled
Created by Bogdan Radovic
Last updated 6/2016
English
Current price: $20 Original price: $50 Discount: 60% off
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 39 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Learn how to play all the basic slap bass techniques.
Get familiar with the tricks involved in slap bass playing style.
Play famous slap bass songs
Jam with a fellow drummer or a backing track using the groovy slap bass playing style
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Requirements
  • Bass guitar
  • Motivation to learn a cool new skill on the bass
  • Computer / Tablet & Internet Connection
  • Be able to read basic tablature
  • That's it - you really don't need any bass super powers to attend this course. Let's go for it.
Description

Always wanted to learn how to play slap bass, but it was too difficult?

This course is my personal guide to slap bass technique and playing style. You'll learn everything you need to know about slap bass technique, enough to get you started in a matter of weeks. Yes, you CAN SLAP TOO! Believe it or not. I'll show you all the standard slap techniques in details, with close-ups and I'll also share secrets and tricks that bass teachers often skip to tell us! I guarantee that you'll be able to learn how to slap with the help of this course.

Please watch the free preview videos to get a taste for what’s inside.

This course is shot in full HD video, with quality bass playing audio mixed with the backing tracks. The course is split into five chapters, starting with basic technique all the way up to learning a beginner slap song and being able to improvise on your own in a slap bass style.

This course includes:

  • PDF, Guitar Pro 5 & Guitar Pro 6 tabs for each playing example
  • Specially designed slap bass exercises for quick technique development
  • Backing track videos for jamming and practice
  • English subtitles
  • Unlimited forum help and instructor feedback
  • Premium beginner slap bass song for you to learn

I want you to know that I would love if you would post your questions as you progress through the course. Please feel free to send me messages anytime, I’ll be checking them out and responding quickly. Also, I’d like to encourage you to record audio files or videos (you can post videos on Youtube and share the link) and send them to me for feedback.

I’m here to help YOU, so please don’t be shy! :)

This course is meant as an introduction to slap bass playing style. We won't go into any complicated techniques or slap bass lines. What you’ll gain are technique foundations for being able to play slap bass and learn famous slap bass songs. After all, the most of us just want to be able to learn how to play our favorite RHCP songs and others that utilize a slap bass technique. This course will help you with that. You'll also get a taste for how slap bass playing feels and sounds like, and you can decide if you want to take your slap bass playing further or not. Every bass players should know how to slap, even for just a little bit.

This course does not rely on music theory or any complicated playing techniques and this means that the course is fully suitable for complete beginners. Trust me, I have started learning slap bass playing style when I was just starting out on the bass, and if I was able to make it - You will to! Slapping is not something only advanced bass players should be able to do - everyone can do it. No talent or any playing experience is needed, you just need the desire to learn how to slap and that's it.

Please send me your feedback about the course. What did you like? What did you not like? How could I improve it? Your feedback means a lot to me and I need to in order to better shape the course content for YOU.

Please Enroll Today!

Cheers,

Bogdan

Who is the target audience?
  • Bass players looking to expand their styles vocabulary
  • Students that would like to take their bass playing to the next level
  • Those who think that slap bass is awesome and cool
  • This course is not for those who would like to learn how to play like Marcus Miller in a day
  • This course is not for heavy metal or ballad players
  • This course is not for students looking to learn highly advanced slap bass techniques
Curriculum For This Course
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Chapter 1: Basic Slap Bass Techniques
6 Lectures 13:16

Learn what this course is all about and prepare to get started.

Preview 02:32

Learn how to perform the slap technique on the bass.

Preview 02:33

Learn a bass line that utilizes slap technique.

Slap Technique Practice Lick
02:10

Learn how to perform the pop technique on the bass.

Pop Technique
01:33

Learn a bass line that utilizes pop technique.

Pop Technique Practice Lick
02:13

Learn a bass line that utilizes both slap and pop technique.

Slap and Pop Technique Practice Lick
02:15
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Chapter 2: Ghost Note Techniques
6 Lectures 12:05

Learn how to perform the fretting hand, or popularly called "left hand slap" technique on the bass.

Fretting Hand Slap Technique
02:25

Learn a bass line that utilizes slap, pop and fretting hand slap technique.

Slap, Pop and Fretting Hand Slap Practice Lick
02:07

Learn how to perform the muted slap technique on the bass.

Muted Slap Technique
01:39

Learn a bass line that utilizes muted slap technique.

Muted Slap Technique Practice Lick
02:23

Learn how to perform the muted pop technique on the bass.

Muted Pop Technique
01:22

Learn a bass line that utilizes muted pop technique on the bass.

Muted Pop Technique Practice Lick
02:09

Slap Techniques Quiz
5 questions
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Chapter 3: Slap Bass Exercises
6 Lectures 13:15

Learn an exercise that will help you practice slap technique efficiently.

Preview 02:10

Learn an exercise that will help you practice slap and pop techniques combined together.

Exercise 2 - Slap and Pop
02:11

Use this exercise to practice fretting hand slap technique.

Exercise 3 - Fretting Hand Slap
02:15

Learn a useful exercise for practicing combination of slap, fretting hand slap and pop techniques in one lick.

Exercise 4 - Slap, Fretting Hand Slap and Pop
02:13

Learn an exercise for practicing muted slap and muted pop techniques.

Exercise 5 - Muted Slap and Muted Pop
02:12

Advanced exercises for practicing slap, pop and fretting hand slap techniques.

Exercise 6 - Advanced Slap, Pop and Fretting Hand Slap
02:14
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Chapter 4: Beginner Slap Bass Song
2 Lectures 05:05

Get familiar with the basics of the slap bass song that you are just about to learn.

Song Introduction
00:37

Learn how to play a cool sounding slap bass song that utilizes all the techniques that we have covered in this course.

Beginner Slap Song
04:28
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Chapter 5: Practice Backing Tracks
5 Lectures 53:02

Final course tips.

Conclusion
01:20

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own slap bass lines.

Preview 12:03

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own slap bass lines.

Drums Backing Track 2
12:03

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own slap bass lines.

Drums Backing Track 3
11:43

Use this backing track to practice improvising your own slap bass lines.

Drums Backing Track 4
15:53
About the Instructor
Bogdan Radovic
4.8 Average rating
25 Reviews
210 Students
4 Courses
Bass instructor at Udemy

Bogdan has been teaching bass guitar online for more than 8+ years now and has worked with 1000+ of online students over the years. His preferred teaching style are personalised video courses on focused topics that effortlessly guide students from point A to B giving them instant gratification at the end of each lesson.

Bogdan is also a published artist, songwriter and producer with more 300+ live shows with various bands behind him. This experience from live gigs is what has defined him as a musician. His favourite bass guitar is a Fender American Jazz Bass deluxe and his favourite bass players are Paul McCartney, Victor Wooten and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Bogdan has almost a million views on Youtube and more than 1000 subscribers.

He has a strong passion for teaching others in a down-to-earth kind of way as he enjoys sharing tips and tricks as well as shortcuts and other revelations he has come to over the years of studying the instrument. His moto is “everyone needs to have fun while practicing” and his lessons always include musical examples and backing tracks students can have fun with.

As he knows how frustrating it can be to learn the instrument without proper guidance his super power is : COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS. All students are more than welcome to take part in discussions and ask any questions they might have. Bogdan will go way and beyond in answering and providing assistance to make the bass journey as smooth and fun as possible.

His special skills involve teaching beginners in an understandable way as well as helping intermediate players cross to the next level.

Last but not least - Bogdan strongly believes that ANYONE can learn how to PLAY THE BASS. If you think you are not “talented”, that you don’t posses “the groove” or that you don’t have a “musical ear” - just give him a chance to prove YOU wrong!