Added: Oct 17, 2012

From: Scott's Bass Lessons

Duration: 20:33

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matthew seward Says:

Nov 27, 2014 - Does anyone know what kind of bass that is he's playing? The logo is too small for me to read.

DOM BOTTE BIG WHEEL REPTILES Says:

Feb 23, 2015 - this was a great lesson scott for slap!!.after getting proficient from this lesson..where can I look for further slap bass lessons?

Ichigo Makishev Says:

Mar 7, 2015 - Awesome lesson.

Davi Gomes da Silva Says:

Feb 27, 2015 - VIDEO AULA

Jon Ford Says:

Mar 6, 2015 - 1 million watches! Nice work, Scott!

Tenshin Daw Says:

Jan 6, 2015 - when i mute and play my thumb it doesnt matter almost any sounds

Olly Satoer Says:

Nov 30, 2014 - Playing now for almost 36 year the bass guitar, I also discribe Scott's opinion about slapping. Learn first the theorie of chords. Youngsters likes to start playing bass guitar only by slapping. While it should be by just doing blues chords and riffs and harmonics. Even better Jazz harmonics. Than you have the best basics to fill in your style of playing with slapping bass fill ins. (As a dynamic variation in your music, see also Scotts funky riff without slapping, that is what I mean, vary this riff with slapping, than this technique will be much higher appreciated by your audience). Kind bass regards, Olly (Holland-Europe).

Kevin Palanca Says:

Feb 25, 2015 - This is the most informative and convenient bass tutorial! I've ever watched (I've been playing guitar for 8 years) but never had a chance to learn how to play or buy a bass guitar. I should now though lol. Thank you and you've earned a new subscriber!

Tim Albab Says:

Dec 24, 2014 - Tq sir..such a great explanation from you..wow!

Talsma Makelaardij Says:

Mar 5, 2015 - Great lesson Scott! Thank you very much my man!

Jason Filippou Says:

Jan 31, 2015 - Unlikely that you will be able to answer this question given the age of this video and the tens of thousands of comments, yet I notice that you use your fourth finger to hammer - on two frets across the fretboard (from the A string's D to the same string's E). I find it more convenient to keep one finger per fret and hammer - on with my third finger. I understand that there are, in general, no rules to technique and one must do what one finds most convenient up to avoidance of injury, yet I was wondering if there's any reason for which you would suggest hammering on with one's 4th finger. Thanks.

NML Remasters Says:

Jan 25, 2015 - I would love to be able to play slap bass better.I broke my wrist in 2 places and a distal radial fracture 3 years ago, I had to have a plate inserted into my wrist, which is still there today.Since then my right hand, wrist and forearm have not been the same, from time to time I get stiff tendons in the back of my hand causing pain to shoot up my arm.Could anyone recommend any exercises or techniques to help me play better and if possible ease the stiffness?I use different right hand techniques depending on what the music requires, I will admit that I use a pick more often now days, because of the reasons above, but I do love using my fingers and slapping too.Though I'm glad I broke my right wrist and not the left (though I nearly broke both), if I broke my left, fretting would have be a nightmare.

Teh Dukemonger Says:

Dec 28, 2014 - Anyone else notice that hes missing a tip on one of the fingers on his glove AND is missing a tuning peg?

musiciansnearyou Says:

Jan 11, 2015 - Hi I am 64 years old and love the way you teach, I am a drummer but just learning the bass and I will continue to do all the other things and not make the slap bass my main thing but I love the sound because I am a drummer . What with the glove , do I need one or two , where can I get one if I need it . I am having more trouble making it sound flat instead of tone but I am getting closer to it. please email me back and let me know what is with the gloves Stan.

unanon tutor Says:

Mar 10, 2015 - Thanks. Got more understanding of how to slap now :)

Reshard Watson Says:

Dec 2, 2014 - DAYUM this sounds so great 

Maka Ferdinand Says:

Jan 17, 2015 - Hey man! Great explanation, i love to Slap, i'm begginer yet, but I hope to do better. Like!

Tristan Miller Says:

Feb 18, 2015 - lol my index finger didn't last half the video :P

Blitzpunk de Says:

Nov 17, 2014 - Best training vid in a long time. Sadly its too late for me

Jefferson Robinson Says:

Feb 20, 2015 - Is it true that bass strings can be boiled in water for 20 minutes and then reused?Anyone done this successfully?Sound crazy enuf to be true? 

465marko Says:

Mar 27, 2015 - When you tap with your left hand, do the strings touch the fret board a little bit? My bass has high action, so my fingers just tap the strings but they don't actually touch the fretboard at all. Just wondering if that's ok. I'm without an amp, so it's a little hard to tell if it's making the right sound or not..Actually now that I watch this guy, maybe lower action is needed? I seem to require quite a big slap with the right hand to get the noise..

123florus Says:

Jan 7, 2015 - What is he wearing a glove for?

Francis Corzo Says:

Feb 13, 2015 - great tutorial! I also play with gloves. I applied it to the dead notes on bass. thanks for uploading this video. how to teach is very understandable. By the way, I also call me Scott (middle) :D 

obsidiancladfox Says:

Feb 25, 2015 - I can't get the thump out of the left hand slap. :S This is really frustrating. I can slap with my thumb and pop with my middle finger on my right hand, but that ghost note thump is impossible. :S

Nathan Vleugels Says:

Feb 7, 2015 - How is it possible to slap with your left hand without getting a note out?