Added: Apr 17, 2015

From: YouTube Help

Duration: 3:56

Channel: Howto


Rating: ( ratings)    Views: 23335016    Comments: 1056

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!

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!

Jon Ford Says:

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

mountaingoat1003 Says:

Apr 6, 2015 - Thanks for doing this scott!

Zack Fair Says:

Apr 26, 2015 - actually it's abit hard the pop one is abit hard after doing thumb

James Yu Says:

Apr 26, 2015 - Besides the illness reason, does wearing the glove do anything to the effect of the slap? I'd like to understand, without wearing a glove can the same slap effect still be achieved.

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.

TheSpartiatus Says:

May 17, 2015 - thats one happy looking speaker

Talsma Makelaardij Says:

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

unanon tutor Says:

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

Amanda Fung Says:

Apr 11, 2015 - Check out this video on YouTube:

Nigel Aboy Says:

May 4, 2015 - do you have the tutorial for the groove that you did? (the one you did after saying "so let's hear this slap groove and its entirety 18:06 - 18:09 ") what do you call that thing?

TheSpartiatus Says:

May 17, 2015 - the problem is i am a guitar player and i play a lot of fingerstyle guitar, so i have to long nails for this

Blitzpunk de Says:

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

Deshawn Dawkins Says:

May 2, 2015 - Im still a little confused on the actual slap, but one that sort of helped is making a thumbs up position.

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

Tristan Miller Says:

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

123florus Says:

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

nick robinson Says:

Apr 11, 2015 - Used to be some jazz bassist who put molasses on his strings for a "funkier" sound. Whatever that means.

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 

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..

TheOldOakSyndicate Says:

May 6, 2015 - I think Lamar Adkins and Don "The Don" Dobson are probably the best slap bass players around...

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? 

Amy Viinitalo Says:

Apr 17, 2015 - very good video but i don't get it. my left arm is too lazy and it starts to hurt.

Nathan Vleugels Says:

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