Guitar slap/pop technique HELP ME!

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by JC.loop, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. JC.loop

    JC.loop Member

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    Hey guys, I've been really getting into Tomo's slap technique, I saw a video of him working on some slap and pop. His rhythm is spot on and funky, I love that feel. Up until now I've been trying out Wootens double thumb and plucks on my tele. Any slap/pop guitarists out there who can give me some tips? Good form? I really need it specific; all the way down to the muscle groups you use, i.e: wrist, elbow, shoulder :O, or anything else, any slap lessons out there I should be aware of? Thanks!
     
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    In addition to Tomo, Jack Zucker of Sheets of Sound has explored this technique. Both these guys are regulars here.
     
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    John Hurtt Silver Supporting Member

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    Contact Tomo directly, he'll throw you some tips.
     
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    There's a guy named Scott Mishoe who does some extended/virtuosic slapping techniques on the guitar. I don't have a link right off hand, but I'm sure he's got some video on the Web.
     
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    Check out Jean-Marc Belkadi, used to teach at Musicians Institute and Los Angeles Music Academy, amazing player who does tons of cool slap-pop stuff, he put out a book on the subject as well
     
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    Just to forewarn you, there is no instruction on slap/pop in the Tuck Andress video.
     
  11. JC.loop

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    I've seen Ben Lacey and I agree, he is a virtuoso of slap technique, too bad he hasn't come out with an EP or any lessons. Thanks for all your feedback guys.
     
  12. GovernorSilver

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    Doesn't bug me at all.
     
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    so is it proper to hit over the fretboard or just behind it?
     
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    He has released a cd.
     
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    either....depending on the sound you want
     

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