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Slap Bass Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Teach Yourself How to Play Bass Guitar (Free Video Available)

Slap Bass Guitar Lessons for Beginners - Teach Yourself How to Play Bass Guitar (Free Video Available)

By Peter Gelling


Free online video and audio

List Price: US$9.99

Members pay: US$6.99


Teach yourself how to play bass with our easy slap bass guitar lessons for beginners.

***Comes with online access to free bass guitar videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.***

"It approaches the matter of slapping in 10 easy lessons, but the lessons progress in complexity […] The examples are clear and very useful. Some are more difficult than others but all sound so funky! I really recommend it to anyone interested in learning this technique." - A. Grice, UK [Amazon UK]

Progressive Beginner Slap Bass contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great slap bass guitar player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson slap bass tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of basses including precision bass and jazz bass. Basic knowledge of how to read music and playing the bass guitar is required to teach yourself to learn to play bass from this book.

Teach yourself:

  • How to play slap bass lines, scales, arpeggios and fingering patterns used by the world's best bass players
  • How to play slap bass patterns for beginners and slap rhythm bass rhythms
  • All the fundamental techniques of slap bass playing including thumb slapping, popping, left hand hammers, slides, bends, ghost notes and double stops
  • Bass theory for learning how to read bass music for beginners and how to read bass tabs for beginners, including time signatures, rests, note values and scale patterns
  • How to be creative and formulate your own world-class slap bass lines
  • Which scales, arpeggios and fingerings to use to get the best slapping bass sounds
  • How to tune a bass
  • Slap bass tips and bass tricks that every player should know when learning bass guitar
  • Shortcuts for how to learn bass fast by getting the most from bass practice sessions

Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the bass today.

Features include:

  • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners bass guitar lessons written by a professional slap bass teacher
  • Full color photos and diagrams
  • Easy-to-read slap bass music for beginners and easy slap bass tabs for beginners with chords for accompaniment
  • 109 slap bass exercises using funk chord progressions, slap bass riffs, slap bass licks and slap bass solos
  • Popular easy slap bass music for beginners in heavy rock, pop rock, blues, funk and R&B styles

Beginner bass lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the bass, fast.'s slap bass lessons for beginners are used by students and bass teachers worldwide to learn how to play bass guitar. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted bass lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.

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