THE SLAP BASS FORMULA

DEVELOP YOUR SLAP STYLE & PLAY LIKE THE PROS!!!
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  • Lectures 64
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2014 English

Course Description

Hi,

My name is Danny Merriman, I've developed a formula that uses step by step tutorials, which provides an exciting and engaging way to learn how to play slap bass guitar. Each stage you will focus on easy to follow specific steps to master each key component throughout your learning experience

You'll feel motivated and eager to learn as you progress through the course.

With 30 years of experience and my sincere willingness to help over 1500 students reach their goals, along with your willingness to succeed, you'll be happy you took a seat on the slap bass formula and rise up from your bedroom to the funky groove shack...

With Over 1500 satisfied students and a no obligation 30 day money back guarantee give the slap bass formula a try today.

It's all about the bass eh...


  • This course is about how to slap the bass guitar

materials included are

  • video instructor exercises
  • slides
  • docs

the course is ongoing as you can go back as many times as you like for practicing purposes

The course is structured into three main sections

  • the basics
  • intermediate
  • advanced

reasons to take this course are

  • to learn the slap bass technique
  • to improve bass playing
  • learn funk

What are the requirements?

  • Bass Guitar, Amp, Basic Playing Ability

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to play slap bass by learning and practicing the exercises
  • Thumb/Slap exercises
  • Finger/plucking exercises
  • Trills, Slides
  • Triplets, 16th's, Double stops

What is the target audience?

  • Bass players at all levels will benefit from studying the numerous exercises

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

7 pages
    • 45 play-along exercises

      descriptive how-to slides

      downloadable sheet music

      on screen bass tab

      quizes

Section 1: The Basics
01:19

Preview Video introduction

00:34

In this section we will

  • go over the fundamentals of the slap bass formula
  • and understand the tab sheets so you can follow the play-along exercises
  • How to position you're bass guitar
01:12

Exercise for tuning up each of the 4 strings E A D and G.

00:58

Exercise for Keeping Time.

1 page

There are three main elements to slap bass. Slapping, popping and damping

In order to play through the exercises you will need to familiarise yourself with each of the following.

1 page

This example shows you where to hit your thumb when slapping the bass.

1 page

This example shows you where to place your finger when popping the bass.

1 page

This example shows you where to place your hand when damping the notes.

1 page

Tab sheets explained

-Slap and Hammer-on Symbols

1 page

Tab sheets explained

-String name and Pop/pull symbols

1 page

Tab sheets explained

-damp note and fret number symbols.

1 page

Tab sheets explained

-Slides and stop note symbols.

1 page

Tab sheets explained

-Double stop symbols.

1 page

In order to make the slap bass formula easier, here is a full description of the tab sheet symbols

01:30
  • Slap exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 1-8
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercises.
00:55

Slap exercise

00:50

Slap Exercise

01:20

Pop exercise

00:59

Pop exercise

00:41

Pop exercise

00:35

Hammer-on exercise

00:29

Hammer-on exercise

00:42
  • Hammer-on exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 9-16
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
00:29

Pull-off exercise

00:27

Pull-off exercise

00:30

Slide exercise

00:36

Slide exercise

00:29

Slide exercise

00:42

Trill exercise

00:35

Trill exercise

01:04
  • Slap/damp/pop exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 17-19
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
00:28

Damp/pulls exercise

00:29

Pop/damp/slap exercise

1 question

Q1. Whats a Damp Note

00:47

With the downloadable tab sheets practice the exercises separately.

Start slow if its too hard at first to build up your stamina and it will get easier as you progress through the formula.

Section 2: Intermediate
00:21

In this section we will cover slightly longer examples, slightly faster and more involved than in section one.

Download the tab sheets and keep practicing the exercises separately which will make the formula run smoother and easier to understand.

02:19
  • Octave pulls exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 1-7
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
00:57

Octave pulls exercise

00:58

Octave pulls exercise

01:26

Octave-pulls/pull-offs exercise

01:23

Octave pulls/pull-off exercise

01:15

Octave pulls/slide exercise

01:18

Slide/slap/pop exercise

00:48
  • Slap/pop exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 8-10
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
Exercise 9, Octave pulls Example.
00:40
01:11

Slap exercise

01:24

Slap/damp/pop exercise

00:53
  • Pull off/slap/damp exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 12-14
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
Exercise 13, Slap/damp Example.
01:02
00:56

Hammer-on/slap/damp/pop

1 question

This is called popping with you're thumb.

00:35

In this section we covered slightly bigger examples, slightly faster and more involved.

Download the tab sheets and keep practicing the exercises.

Section 3: Advanced
00:36

In this section we'll cover the advanced side of the formula.

it's a good idea to download the tabs sheets so you can study and practice the examples.

practice them at a slow rate and you'll find them easier to play.

01:21
  • Slap/octave-pulls/damp exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 1-7
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
01:31

Pull-off/damp/hammer-on/slap exercise

00:56

Slap/damp/pop exercise

00:40

Slap/damp/16ths exercise

01:33

Slap/damp/pop/16ths exercise

01:33

Octave-pulls/slap/pull-offs/damp exercise

00:59

Slap/damp/pop/16ths exercise

02:03
  • Slap/pull-offs/double-stops exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercises 8-10
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
01:31

Slap/pop/damp/hammer-on exercise

03:35

Octave-pulls/slap/damp/hammer-ons(12 bar riff) exercise

01:30
  • Slap/damp/triplets exercise
  • Print off tab sheet with exercise 11
  • Use tab sheet to play along with exercise
How's it going ?
1 question
00:56

The Slap Bass Formula has been specifically designed to build up your playability as you keep practicing the exercises.

To make things easier practice the more complex ones slower at first then gradually build up to a steadier rate.

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Instructor Biography

Danny Merriman, Bass Guitar Teacher

"Danny Merriman (bass guitar/vocals) fuses together a unique mixture of rock blues and funk in a way that separates him from Mr. Average-Joe bass player and puts him in league with the elite few." A.M.(Dark horse band)

Danny started playing bass in 1986 inspired by bass legends Jack Bruce, Mark King, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson and Paul McCartney.

He is now well known in musical circles for his awesome bass guitar skills in many different styles and his own funky, slap bass style. Daniel's love of playing music led to producing his own music including the album "Something Splendid" on splendid music records.

Bands; Cream/Level 42 tribute bands, the Feel, the Event, All good things, Three of a kind.

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