Added: Oct 17, 2012

From: Scott's Bass Lessons

Duration: 20:33

Subscribe for free to and you'll receive exclusive 'MEMBER ONLY' video lessons, and other cool goodies! DOWNLOAD THE PDF FOR THIS LESSON: (link below the video).At you'll also find many more free HD video bass lessons and backing tracks. The lessons cover a wide range of topics from bass soloing, improvisation, walking bass, grooves etc.A bit about me...I've performed, recorded, shared taxis, vans, planes and boats with players such as, Adrian Ingram, Martin Simpson, Dennis Rollins, Gary Boyle, Neil Brocklebank, The Drifters, The Four Tops, The Nolans, Marisa Turner (Prince, Chaka Kahn), Peter Grant (top 5 jazz artist), Spyro Gyra, Ogie Alcasid, Vina Morales and has performed at venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express (London Soho), The 606 Club, The Vortex, Dubai International Jazz festival and Montreal grand prix.I've also studied with an amazing host of world class musicians including Skuli Sverrisson (Allan Holdsworth), Jeff Andrews, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Brad Shepik and Adam Rogers, Gary Willis.

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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?

Wilson Lee Says:

Mar 15, 2015 - Thanks man those were great lessons!

Ichigo Makishev Says:

Mar 7, 2015 - Awesome lesson.

Jon Ford Says:

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

mountaingoat1003 Says:

Apr 6, 2015 - Thanks for doing this scott!

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.

Davi Gomes da Silva Says:

Feb 27, 2015 - VIDEO AULA

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.

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!

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.

Talsma Makelaardij Says:

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

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!

Reshard Watson Says:

Dec 2, 2014 - DAYUM this sounds so great 

unanon tutor Says:

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

Blitzpunk de Says:

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

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.

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..

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

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 

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.

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? 

Nathan Vleugels Says:

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