Added: Oct 17, 2012

From: Scott's Bass Lessons

Duration: 20:33

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Evan Reaume Says:

Nov 9, 2014 - You know I've been playing bass for years and I could never figure out why everyone could slap but when I did it it sounded like a hot mess. This lesson actually helped me realize my mistake and I became actually pretty good at it. Thank you so much for this video it has impacted my playing significantly, I can now confidently slap my thumb against my strings in public. :)

Jose Vega Says:

Dec 15, 2014 - I've been a "slap-monkey" for over 20 years. Thank you for adding a realistic application. Slap Grooves are like ketchup or hot sauce. A little goes a long way.

123florus Says:

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

Jeffrey Wheaton Says:

Dec 22, 2014 - Have you ever done a lesson where you go over easy ways to remember the entire fret board. if you have can you please direct me to the vid. Thanks. 

ShinRyuTensei Says:

Jan 8, 2015 - May when would it be proper time to learn slap bass?

Brandon Vu Says:

Dec 8, 2014 - Hi. Whenever I'm plucking, I find myself pressing my thumb on the E string to help my plucking finger. Is this wrong? Because I feel that I'm taking unnecessary time to lay my thumb down and the pattern isn't going consistently. Is this a habit I have to break?

Brandon Meek Says:

Dec 29, 2014 - Just started to listen to first few minutes, and I already want to start back at the beginning of learning bass from this guy

Nyang Bassy Says:

Jan 3, 2015 - I've been playing bass for two years.. but wasn't good enough in slap and solo.. 😭😭😭

Anthony Tippy Says:

Dec 27, 2014 - great lesson. Now to practice. Thanks scott!

Brutusque Says:

Dec 15, 2014 - Sort of hard to tell from the video, when doing the pluck with your index finger. Are you like pulling extra hard on the string so that it bounces back at the fret? That seems to be the only way i can get it to make that sound

musiciansnearyou Says:

Jan 11, 2015 - Thanks. for the help on YouTube.

Anderson Vitorino Says:

Jan 27, 2015 - Slap Bass Lesson - Beginner/Intermediate - with Scott Devine (L#74):

don pan Says:

Jan 18, 2015 - Thank you so much... this is incredible..

Bernardo Salles Says:

Nov 6, 2014 - I dont know how to thank this guy...thank you so much! from heart. =).

Daryl Zihyer Says:

Nov 12, 2014 - Hey Scott, can you break down how you're ripping the 1/16th notes on the short lead in you do at 18:07 or so? Is that a double pluck, alternating pinky thumb or something your doing with ring, pinky and thumb slap combined? Thanks!

Alinator420 Says:

Oct 13, 2014 - I really struggle with getting a good sound in my left hand slap, like I don't get that satisfying sound like in the video, more like a muted "thump". Anyone have any tips?

Doktor Jekyll van Hyde Says:

Jan 14, 2015 - nearly the greatest bass lesson i've ever found slowly explained and if you are a beginner and finish that video you have a first nice bass riff and a first nice basic ^^

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!

Phil Ferrara Says:

Jan 5, 2015 - Hi Scott. Thanks for the awesome lesson. I've returned to playing bass after over a decade long hiatus (played gigs all over as a kid, then had to go to college, get a job, got married, etc... and it sadly fell by the wayside). My love of music was always there though, even if I didn't have time to play. I've got some medical issues that have been causing a load of stress over the last few years, and while sitting in my chair one night with my headphones on, trying to relax with a drink and my music, I thought to myself "I really wish I still played". I hadn't had that fun and creative outlet for so long. So I got my bass adjusted, put some new strings on and jumped back in. And wow was I rusty. Fortunately it's come back pretty quickly.I'm self taught, and this lesson in particular made me face-palm at myself. I learned to slap listening and just playing along to Flea and Les Claypool mainly, and always had trouble with their faster lines, and now I know why. For whatever reason, I never thought to use my fret hand for slaps. I always just thought it was me being too slow with my thumb to keep up. You just opened up a new door in my playing. I only played slap in maybe 10% of the songs my band used to play, but seeing your fret hand slaps makes me want to see what I can do with it after some practice. I still don't think I'll slap anywhere near as often as I play with a pick or just using regular finger plucking, but when I do it will certainly be better thanks to this lesson. Many thanks Scott.

Tenshin Daw Says:

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

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?

451Duke Says:

Jan 24, 2015 - Thk u so much! This video unlocked the 'Slap dat Bass' achievement on my list! I'm an amateur electric guitar player who wanted to approach the bass and I was always frustrated because I couldn't find the right movement of the right hand to do! The 'handle' trick was perfect! Thk u so much and I hope u will enjoy this little comment...Btw the 'stimulus' of my slap quest was this song, strange as it may seems since there are a lot of slap bass song in the world and also considering that I'm a fan of Marcus Miller...

NML Project Says:

Jan 25, 2015 - I would love to be able to play slap bass batter.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 has 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.

ZΔCH Says:

Jan 27, 2015 - Do I hear someone breathing behind the camera? lol

Reshard Watson Says:

Dec 2, 2014 - DAYUM this sounds so great