Simple Steps To Slap Bass2018-11-01T10:49:59+00:00

What If I Told You Slap Bass Was Easy?

You just need to take simple steps!

Yes, I’m Ready To Get Started!

The Ultimate Step-By-Step Slap Bass Method For Bass Guitar

52 progressive lessons from Slap Newbie to Slap Master!

“Do You Suffer From Any Of These 5 Common Slap Bass Problems?”

“I’m self taught and just don’t know how or where to get started with the technique”

“I can’t get the right slap sound!”

“I keep hitting the wrong string and everything sounds messy”

“I can’t seem to get the right action in the wrist”

“I want to play all those flashy triplets and double thumb licks like my favorite bass player and I don’t know where to start”

“Well, suffer no more. Simple Steps To Slap Bass will cure all of those problems and much more!”

Mark J Smith (Creator of Talkingbass)

Don’t Take My Word For It….

I never had any kind of slap technique, so I purchased the Simple Steps to Slap Bass and I’m amazed at the improvement. Really well done.

Dave Imbarrato – USA

Simple Steps To Slap Bass has a well-thought out syllabus with step-by-step  instruction. It’s easy to work through and progress is saved so I don’t even have to figure out where I left off.

Joey Liska – Canada

Simple Steps To Slap Bass was detailed and well structured and the lessons have boosted my confidence and technique very much. They give me a solid foundation.

Laszlo – Hungary

Simple Steps To Slap Bass is great. At first, I wondered why every lesson was so easy to take. Then I realized that was what made the course so great. The step by step approach was clear and progressive.

Thierry – France

Simple Steps To Slap Bass

Two Volume Course Featuring Video Lessons, PDF Workbooks and .mp3 Practice Tracks

Volume 1 : The Basics

Volume 2 : The Next Step

Course Breakdown

Click on Volume 1 or 2 for a lesson rundown:

  • Lesson #1 – Course Introduction
  • Lesson #2 – Thumb Basics
  • Lesson #3 – Choking
  • Lesson #4 – Short Notes
  • Lesson #5 – Fretted Notes
  • Lesson #6 – Short Fretted Notes
  • Lesson #7 – Duration Exercises
  • Lesson #8 – 8th Note Rhythms
  • Lesson #9 – Bass Drum Rhythms
  • Lesson #10 – Chord Progressions
  • Lesson #11 – Using Multiple Fingers
  • Lesson #12 – String Crossing
  • Lesson #13 – Riffs
  • Lesson #14 – Five Slap Riffs
  • Lesson #15 – Popping
  • Lesson #16 – Octaves
  • Lesson #17 – Octaves Combined
  • Lesson #18 – Open String Octaves
  • Lesson #19 – Slapping Drum Patterns
  • Lesson #20 – Five Slap Pop Riffs
  • Lesson #21 – 16th Note Rhythms #1
  • Lesson #22 – 16th Note Rhythms #2
  • Lesson #23 – 16th Note Rhythms #3
  • Lesson #24 – Applying 16th Note Rhythms
  • Lesson #25 – Five 16th Note Slap Riffs
  • Lesson #1 – The Slap Bass Tone
  • Lesson #2 – Hammer Ons
  • Lesson #3 – Ghost Notes
  • Lesson #4 – Ghost Notes, Pops and Hand Position
  • Lesson #5 – Ghost Note/Hammer On Licks
  • Lesson #6 – Slides
  • Lesson #7 – 5 Slap Riffs (Hammer Ons, Ghost Notes & Slides)
  • Lesson #8 – Rest Stroke
  • Lesson #9 – Common Scales
  • Lesson #10 – Tenths
  • Lesson #11 – Muted Palm Slap
  • Lesson #12 – Muted Palm Slap Fills and Licks
  • Lesson #13 – Five Muted Palm Slap Riffs
  • Lesson #14 – Repeated Notes
  • Lesson #15 – Cross Hammer
  • Lesson #16 – Chord Strums
  • Lesson #17 – Chord Pops
  • Lesson #18 – Thumb Pops
  •  Lesson #19 – Flamenco Rolls
  • Lesson #20 – Five Advanced Slap Riffs
  • Lesson #21 – Slap Fills
  • Lesson #22 – Open String Hammer Ons
  • Lesson #23 – Machine Gun Triplets
  • Lesson #24 – Double Thumb Technique
  • Lesson #25 – Double Thumb Licks
  • Lesson #26 – Five Double Thumb Riffs
  • Lesson #27 – Conclusion

Bonus Extra

Access To The Talkingbass Facebook Study Group

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Form valuable friendships and network with other bass learners

Exclusive Weekly Live Streams. Ask Mark a question on any course topic and receive personal course support

Share success stories and post your personal practice routines

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Simple Steps To Slap Bass Course?

The Simple Steps To Slap Bass Course is a complete, step-by-step method for mastering the slap bass style from the absolute basics of the ‘thumb slap’ all the way through to advanced techniques such as machine gun triplets, double thumbing and flamenco rolls.

What level of player is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at any player from beginner to advanced level but the real question should be “What is your level of slapping?”. If you’re new to the slap style, have only been trying it for a few months you should start with volume 1. If you already have experience with the technique then you may only need Volume 2.

What Will I Learn?

After finishing the course you will have acquired the following skills and knowledge:

A solid foundation in all areas of Slap Bass technique

A cleanup of your overall playing utilizing the Home Position principles

Knowledge of common scales and note choices used in developing a Slap Bass groove

A solid grounding in funk 16th note rhythms

Many original slap riffs written specifically for this course

The ability to use ghost notes effectively within a groove

Advanced techniques such as Double Thumbing, Hammer Ons, Chords, Machine Gun Triplets and many more

How Long Are The Lessons? 

The lesson length’s vary but the complete course is over 12 hours in length.

How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything? 

The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. There is a lesson material zip file for each module containing a Course Workbook and any relevant practice tracks.

Can I see a Sample Lesson from the course?

Of course you can. Here are two lessons from the course to demonstrate the journey you’ll be undertaking. The first lesson is taken from the opening of Volume 1. The second lesson is from deep into volume 2 and shows how far you will have progressed by the end of the course.

Lesson 1-2: Thumb Basics

 Lesson 2-20 Five Advanced Slap Riffs

How Do I Purchase The Course?

Simply click on the Enroll Now button below. From that page you will be able to pay for the course via Paypal or Debit/Credit card.

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