Snapping and popping for guitar

jzucker

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Anyone have any book recommendations?

I recently bought

Slap and Pop Technique for Guitar (Private Lessons)
by Jean Marc Belkadi (Composer)


It's ok but I'm wondering what else is out there?

Jaz
 

rh

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Originally posted by jzucker
Anyone have any book recommendations?

I recently bought

Slap and Pop Technique for Guitar (Private Lessons)
by Jean Marc Belkadi (Composer)


It's ok but I'm wondering what else is out there?

Jaz
Tomo has some good lesson materials he sent along when I bought some of his CDs and tapes.

You could check with him about their availability. He does that stuff on guitar better than anyone I've seen (not that I've seen a lot of it) and he's an extremely generous person.
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by rh
Tomo has some good lesson materials he sent along when I bought some of his CDs and tapes.

You could check with him about their availability. He does that stuff on guitar better than anyone I've seen (not that I've seen a lot of it) and he's an extremely generous person.
Thanks Richard. I agree that he's wonderful with that stuff. I wonder if he plays bass also?

I actually have some of Tomo's stuff. I lent the book to a buddy of mine. Which medium has the best coverage of that stuff?

I bought a bass book of slapping/popping stuff and found that it was way better than the guitar book on the subject. All of the stuff translates very well to the guitar.
 

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Like you, I found the bass books and videos to be the route to go. One that I remember really liking (it was my roommates) was the Abe Laboriel video. I think it may have been put out by Hot Licks, but I'm not sure. It was an older one, as this would have been in the early 90's.

Oddly enough, Abe was heavily influenced by flamenco and classical guitarists' right hand techniques so his right hand techniques use a lot of guitarisitic ideas. He covers a lot of interesting ground if you are interested in fingerstyle playing and not just slapping: 2, 3, and 4 finger techniques, slappinig and popping, rolls, rasgueos, etc. I highly recommend the video and thinking about it now, I need to buy it for myself.
 

Jon Silberman

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I have not personally seen the book below but I have taken lessons from Dennis at the National Guitar Workshop and he snaps 'n' pops like Rice Crispies! I'm sorry we don't live closer so I could show you some examples of the snappin' and poppin' licks he taught.



Funk Guitar Styles - The Guitarist's Guide To Music of the Masters

by Dennis McCumber

This is the guitarist's guide to music of the masters of funk. Examples are shown in standard music notation and TAB. Licks are given in every important substyle including early Motown, psychedelic rock-influenced funk, urban R&B, 1970s funk, heavy rock funk, heavy ska funk, hiphop funk, modern funk and more. Technical and theoretical information is given as well as detailed information about important artists. The recording includes examples and songs.
 

Marcello

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why don't you just grab a bass method that deals with snapping/popping ? it's basically the same technique on guitar.

I didn't like the belkadi book, he starts right away with hard stuff and there are no explanations.
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by Jon Silberman
I have not personally seen the book below but I have taken lessons from Dennis at the National Guitar Workshop and he snaps 'n' pops like Rice Crispies! I'm sorry we don't live closer so I could show you some examples of the snappin' and poppin' licks he taught.

Thanks! I'll pick that up.
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by Marcello
why don't you just grab a bass method that deals with snapping/popping ? it's basically the same technique on guitar.

I didn't like the belkadi book, he starts right away with hard stuff and there are no explanations.
Which bass methods do you like?
 

Garygtr

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Check out Reggie Wooten, he is a master of that style (as is his brother Victor on bass)
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by Garygtr
Check out Reggie Wooten, he is a master of that style (as is his brother Victor on bass)
I've been trying to. Other than Victor's recordings does he have any cds or books out?
 

jzucker

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Originally posted by guitarlix
You'll find exactly what you're looking for at chopsfromhell.com
I found a few things but mostly videos with no accompanying music or lesson. Anything specifically you'd recommend? In the meantime, I've picked up a bunch of stuff from Victor Wooten. Maybe that's the best way to go (copying funk bass stuff)
 

Garygtr

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Originally posted by jzucker
I've been trying to. Other than Victor's recordings does he have any cds or books out?
Not sure, I lived in Nashville for many years and was able to see the Wooten Bros. together in small clubs a couple of times. I don't really know what Reggie has done recording-wise, I just assumed he had stuff out there-sorry :eek:
 






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