How To Play Slap Bass – Hammer Ons & Slides

2019-02-09T14:54:02+00:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Slap Bass|13 Comments

Another in the series of TalkingBass lessons on Slap Bass from Mark J Smith. Here we’ll be looking at introducing hammer ons and slides into our slap grooves.

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Lesson Material

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  1. Andy January 31, 2014 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Hey Mark!
    lesson by lesson really cool stuff. thank you so much.

    • admin January 31, 2014 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks Andy

  2. Jasper February 16, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Your lessons are perfect for someone like me that is trying to get a grip on these techniques for the first time.

    Thank you for the time and effort you put into making these lessons and for making them available for free!

    If I also count in the other lessons I already followed on your site I already had hours and hours of fun practising and i’m really improving. That’s one of the best feelings in the world.

    Greetings from Holland,


    • admin February 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks very much for the kind words. I love to hear that people are improving as a result of the lessons I’m putting out there. Stay tuned for more. I’m recording about 4 new lessons this week. If you have any requests just let me know.

  3. Frank Daulton August 31, 2014 at 12:42 am - Reply

    I feel like Neo learning Kung Fu!

  4. Mark Barletta February 9, 2015 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Mark you don’t know how much I’ve learned from you in the past 3 months and I appreciate it very much.
    You have very good facial expressions for the camera and your able to keep my attention and interest that other bass teachers couldn’t.
    I really think you have good makings as a bass teacher and even doing TV commercials , maybe even acting , you have the looks for it , voice and all.
    My face would break the camera, ha ,ha ,anyhow thanks’ much for your dedication, I know lots of people watch but don’t respond.

    Mark S Barletta
    Houston, Texas

  5. Vytautas Jurkuvėnas June 12, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Thanks a lot Mark!!! Your teaching is perfect! You are lighthouse in my bass playing. Surely will donate <3

  6. Bear Hansen July 7, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Mark you are a great teacher, thanks for all the informative lessons!

  7. HOSEIN September 1, 2016 at 9:55 pm - Reply


    I realy don’t knoe how to tell you my feeling for these FREE LESSONS for every one around the world…….


  8. Chikereuba Chidi June 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Mark de video genial

  9. Oren Jimenez May 29, 2018 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Sir Mark, how can I play fast while still keeping my groove?

  10. Mujie September 10, 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Truly usefull to me, thank you so hard Sir Mark Jesus love you.

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