Stuart Clayton

Ultimate Slap Bass

Ultimate Slap Bass covers every aspect of the slap technique from the absolute basics through to advanced techniques such as double thumbing, open string hammer-ons and how to combine slapping with other techniques in a musical way. There are over 200 exercises in the book, which are also featured on two audio CD’s. Also includes a detailed history of the slap technique, as well as biographies of all of the major contributors to the technique. Additionally, there are exclusive interviews with Marcus Miller, Stuart Hamm, Mark King, Ray Riendeau and Vail Johnson.

The book contains the following chapters:

  1. Slapping Basics
  2. Adding the ‘Pop’
  3. Using Hammer-ons, Pull-offs & Trills
  4. Ghost Notes
  5. Popular Scales and Modes for Slap Bass
  6. Left Hand Slaps & 16th Note Lines
  7. Introducing Tenths
  8. Machine Gun Triplets
  9. Doublestops
  10. Double Popping
  11. Strumming
  12. The Shuffle Feel
  13. Open String Hammer-Ons
  14. Double Thumbing (Part 1)
  15. Double Thumbing (Part 2)
  16. Double Thumbing (Part 3)
  17. Combining Techniques
  18. Biographies

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