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post Oct 23 2009, 05:31 PM
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Hammer-on slap lesson 1 by bogdan Radovic

Original lesson:

Squier Jazzbass
Mxr m80 through a presonus audiobox
sony vegas

Still some fretbuzz on my bass, but hopefully the last take I`ve done with it and the MXR di-box.
Edit: The sound on the bass got a bit distorted, seems like my input was too loud. Discovered this after finishing the vid ofc... dry.gif

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post Oct 24 2009, 05:21 PM
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Very good! The sound and the notes all came out pretty good, but timing is slightly off, I think you are rushing a bit. One point knocked off because of that.

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post Oct 24 2009, 06:52 PM
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Very good take man! smile.gif

As Ivan mentioned main concern would be timing. You are playing slightly in front of the beat and you won't find your pocked there. You need to play on top of the beat or slightly (just slightly!) behind it in order to get in the groove (pocket). Technique was pretty good, maybe you could do even more stronger hammer-ons to get all the notes out. Thumps were a little bit too overpowering try to find a balance.Also one thing I would suggest is to try to move your thumping position more towards the end of fretboard, try to slap by having your thumb exactly over the end of fretboard to see which tone you get.You should be able to get more of a snappy tone.Regarding slap tone setup, I would recommend using equal mix of both pickups and having bass and treble frequencies on 1 or 2 o'clock position where middle stays flat or even lowered. Some amps have the "scoop" or "enhance" knob which enables you to scoop (cut) mid frequencies and raise bass and treble or vise versa. Its very useful for slap tone setup but be careful with that since scooped mids mean less definition and cut-through the mix. Your tone was actually pretty good for online videos etc , just a little to bassy. But it had mids that would be heard on all types of speakers (even laptop speakers). So your bass tone depends a lot for what is meant for (gigs/online videos/album etc).

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post Oct 30 2009, 01:45 PM
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More work on groove and it'll be quite perfect. smile.gif


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post Oct 30 2009, 02:21 PM
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Nice take, 8.6 (pass)

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