Posted by El Pájaro on April 14, 2000 at 06:24:53:
In Reply to: Thump Slap Techniques posted by Duke on April 13, 2000 at 21:00:29:
: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Played in bands and quit 15 years ago. Joined a band again. Working on adding the thumping/slap thing to the vocabulary. Any advice would be very, very appreciated. Thanks,Duke
Much has been said and written against videos as valid music teaching methods. Anyway, if it´s a particular technique what you're trying to learn, I think videos work fine. Even better thatn books, BTW, because you get to actually see the player/teacher employing the technique you're interested in.
That said, I got some intereseting ideas from Stu Hamm's "Slap, Pop, & Tap for the Bass" Tape. I'm not sure wether you can find it around these days (it's a fairly old tape), but it's definitely worth checking out. Also, my teacher tells me Alexis Sklarevski's tape is another good investment, too, although I still didn't have the chance to check it out.
Hope this helped. Buena suerte and keep that bass up front in the mix,
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