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This highly acclaimed video has become the definitive bible of slap technique. Packed with intensive instruction and incredible syncopated funk, â€œThe Slap Bass Programâ€ thoroughly explores the challenging techniques behind the slap style. Alexis Sklarevski is a phenomenal teacher, and has the rare ability to put all the pieces together in a refreshingly logical, integrated fashion.
Starting with the fundamentals of slap technique, he elaborates one step at a time to incorporate complex damping and choking, funk patterns and vamps, "machine-gun" triplets, percussive right-hand tapping, flamenco-style strumming, double-stop riffs, scales, phrasing and much more. This video features split-screen closeups of both the right and left hand so there is never any question as to what is being done. Alexis is incredibly thorough, and his demonstrations with a guitarist and drummer show how this dynamic style can be applied in almost any musical situation. Absolutely the most complete and focused study of slap technique ever produced! Very nice book for bass players Slap It! Funk Studies for the Electric Bass by Tony Oppenheim