slappin and popin on guitar


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03/29/2007 10:08 pm
hey does anyone know how to do this. it was the only base thing i wished you could do on guitar, then i found out u aparantly can do it on guitar. so i became happy. :D

so any tips on how to do this.

ur helps apreciated as always
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03/30/2007 3:39 am
Im assuming your talking about what you do on a BASS guitar right? I would imagine you could do it the same way on guitar. Most people do it on an acoustic guitar though. They even go as far as to try to mix guitar and percusion at the same time by "slapping" the guitar strings or hitting the body to produce the hollow sound.

Edit: I just typed "Guitar slapping" into youtube and got a bunch of results.
http://youtube.com/results?search_query=guitar+slapping&search=Search

Number 6 is titled "guitar slap and pop" i think. Did you do any research at all, or did you just post here for a quick answer? I didn't know anything about this when you posted, but it took me 20 seconds to type it into google/youtube and get a lot of info.
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03/30/2007 11:30 am
On of our instructors made a few lessons about it some time ago, here's the link

http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=2240
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03/31/2007 3:54 pm
thanks for da links.
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03/31/2007 8:17 pm
look on Justin King - & try to copy it, or try make this sound some different way...use your imagination... :D
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03/31/2007 11:37 pm
who is justin king????
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04/01/2007 9:20 pm
Heck yeh!! Slappin and poppin’ on the guitar is completely natural electric or acoustic.

Here’s a primer :

Hold up you hand with all your fingers together like you are being sworn in(I do solemnly swear!!)

Now curl your index down ..keep fingers together.
Next place your hand over the strings with your fingers perpendicular (crossing) the strings..in other words straight down. No angle.
Put your fretting hand on guitar with 3rd finger 7th fret 4th string.
Drape fret hand thumb over 6th and 5th string to “kill”
Your 1&2 finger will kill strings 1&2 with a mute bar behind your 3rd finger.

Now you are ready to get funky brudder!!. The idea is to make more rhythmic short staccato sounds .That’s why there’s a lot of muting going on

With the ball of your thumb “slap” the 6th string and let it “bounce” off the string….OUCH..yep,,get a feel for it. To hard it doesn’t bounce..just hurts… to soft that there’s no slap…do the Goldilocks style(just right)!!

Practice with in steady even rhythm.

Now the pop.Slap 6th string as your thumb hits the low string your 1st finger should come close to being under the 4th string if not adjust…

Hook your Index under the 4th string after the slapp….now pull up for a nice snap.and quickly release the PRESSURE of you 3rd fret finger ..NOTICE!! don’t take it off just release it so it killed.

SLAPP!! POPP!!.. now variate rhythms after you get the feel. Play two slaps on e pop ..etc….

You should have it in no time. There’s billions of combination only limited to your imagination. This is just the basics...have fun.!!

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04/02/2007 4:56 pm
Check out Regi Wooten, Victor Wooten's older brother...

This is a video of Regi and Victor "cutting heads" between bass and guitar....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vdJvHE8qxA
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04/02/2007 11:59 pm
the basist really good.

dont particularly rate the guitarest, the od bit sounded good but the rest just sounded like he was spazin out randomly hittin things.
i dunno to me slappin gives groove simple things slapped and poped sound good to me.
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04/07/2007 2:37 am
Originally Posted by: Fret spiderthe basist really good.

dont particularly rate the guitarest, the od bit sounded good but the rest just sounded like he was spazin out randomly hittin things.
i dunno to me slappin gives groove simple things slapped and poped sound good to me.

yeh I know what you mean he did a few cool things then ran oput of musical ideas.Theres a lot more to do than what he was doing.The guitar pops real good it just doesn't have as much level(clean) and thickness as a bass .

Another good source is from stand up bass slappin My buddy taught me his technique and I sorta of combined the E bass with country popin'..I haven't practiced it in a while.... it really kills your strum arm at first!!!.

I forgot to mention how important the fret hand slap and mute is that was the Victors bros main weapon ...and of course just banging on the guitar body creates all sorts of sounds.

getting it to work in a song is the tricky part .I heard a very good song the other day on TV with 2 acoustic gtrs(one was a chick) and they had it down..there's many more out there also....

damn now I want to work on that and I'm writing a song!!!

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04/07/2007 9:10 pm
thanks for da links

has anyone actually got any advise on how to physically do the action. i mean what do u do exactly with ur thumb to slap. what techniques should i remember for poping.
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04/07/2007 11:41 pm
Originally Posted by: Fret spiderthanks for da links

has anyone actually got any advise on how to physically do the action. i mean what do u do exactly with ur thumb to slap. what techniques should i remember for poping.


I hope my posts aren't invisible...they took a while to write.... :D

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04/08/2007 12:19 am
Originally Posted by: ButchPI hope my posts aren't invisable...they took a while to write.... :D

BP



soz no offence meant.

thanx for the advice about slappin wilst muttin. problem is i cant slap at all. no co-ordination at it yet. i just dont know how to move my thumb to make the percussive noise.
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06/23/2010 11:01 pm
Check out Regi Wooten's new tutorial on this site! There's some great slapping/thumping tips in there.
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07/10/2010 6:36 am
Originally Posted by: Ben HelsonCheck out Regi Wooten's new tutorial on this site! There's some great slapping/thumping tips in there.


What a guy.
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07/13/2010 6:06 pm
Douglas Showalter's New Age Guitar tutorial would be a better intro to the style:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=595
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07/16/2010 12:21 am
It's highly doable but personally I feel it's meant more for Bass. Part of what gives such a great sound to those techniques is the punch of the low end.

Perhaps a 7 or 8 string guitar would be better for this if you really want to get into it.
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