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Guitar slap/pop technique HELP ME!

JC.loop

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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!
 

derekd

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In addition to Tomo, Jack Zucker of Sheets of Sound has explored this technique. Both these guys are regulars here.
 

John Hurtt

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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!
Contact Tomo directly, he'll throw you some tips.
 

Frank Prince

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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.
 

stigmathisen

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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
 

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.
 




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