Dark Necessities by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers contains a great slap bass riff for practicing ghost notes. In this lesson we’ll look at how you can use the thumb of your fretting hand for getting those beefy ghost notes on the E string.

Dark Necessities Bassline

Like so many of Flea’s basslines, Dark Necessities is driven by an aggressive slapping and popping style – with lots of ghost notes to punctuate the tonality and add rhythmic intensity.

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