4. Slap bass lesson – beginner/intermediate

Downloadthis episode’s Video, mp3, pdf and Guitar Pro TAB here www.tradebit.com or all 6 episodes in one batch here www.tradebit.com By well loved demand – A series of slap bass lessons covering the basic techniques plus some general playing tips This lesson will continue with the concepts from lesson 3 and cover the right hand pluck/pop in addition to basic thumb slap, left hand slap and hammerons.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

This isStage 7, Lesson 3 of Justin’s Beginner Guitar Course. This video teaches you a bunch of suspended chords that are fantastic for spicing up your playing! The Justinguitar Beginners Guitar Course, a series of over 100 lessons on guitar for beginners. Text support is on the web site and also in a proper ancient skool paper book which can be ordered from the web site of your community music pile :) Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a fantastic forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all really free, no bull. No try out lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of fantastic lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of justinguitar.com www.justinguitar.com Have fun .


  1. strocat25 says:

    i like playin my bass… been playin 10 years… your excellent too and that makes me =).. keep up the excellent work sir

  2. jazzninja77 says:

    I can only assume that the people who dislike these videos were disappointed there are no instructions on how to beat up game fish.
    Fantastic vids and fantastic feel. Part of my daily practice:-)
    Thank you so much!!

  3. MDeffedUP says:

    im still having a lil distress with this video but i like all the rest

  4. TheMatiaskm says:

    0.43 Lol !

  5. 503jmn says:

    Marlowe is the only person that can give you the fiddle with and you still thank him.

  6. kazodrummer says:


  7. MakeTeaNotWar0 says:

    hej thomas
    har du på noget tidspunkt skiftet dine pickupper i bassen, eller er det originale tressere?

  8. HH003 says:

    your slapping always sounds a bit choked for some reason.

  9. mussefele says:

    Er du dansk jeg synes jeg kan høre det på accenten..:)

  10. 27chomp says:

    that goes for all heaters 0:42

  11. wikiemol2 says:

    before you dislike this vid or if you have disliked this vid go to 0:42

  12. MarloweDK says:

    Its right on the one

  13. FliiipK says:

    is that first hammer on a lead in to the first bar or right on the start of the bar?

  14. lucinari says:

    dont know nothing u say, but u teach so well i can learn all!

  15. thelortz says:

    9:34 HAHA but fantastic lesson

  16. Sl0wframe says:

    2:29 Jar Jar Binks.

  17. eberbachl says:

    Many thanks! That’s what I’ll work on.

  18. MarloweDK says:

    Yes I mute with my right hand forearm but also sometimes with the fingertips or thumb of my left hand (of the fingers that are NOT fingering clarification)

  19. eberbachl says:

    Thanks very much for the lesson! I have a quick question about muting. I am hitting the strings honestly accurately, but I get quite a lot of unwanted sympathetic ringing from the E string when hammering on the A or D string. How do you maintain such a tight and clean sound without any ringing on the E string. Do you mute it near the bridge with your forearm?

  20. tornmask1 says:

    magnifico hombre & a healthy 2012 to ya “MarloweDK”, cheers! x0]

  21. TheKolewski says:

    lol pause @ 0:43.

    Awesome video though

  22. Eukatheude says:

    you can tell from the sound. passive basses usually have punchy mids, while actives usually have a more “compressed” sound. that’s not to say one is better than the other, of course.

  23. Eukatheude says:


  24. SHADOWMAN296 says:

    this site has technical issues. lessons are overdubbing the previous lesson like two people talking at once. fantastic sight but needs fixing.

  25. essamalex says:

    I was using them for a long time without knowing

  26. teunemans5 says:

    hihih you thought i was gonna say something else, didn’t ya? (7:24)

  27. arcopizzicato says:

    awesome teacher!

  28. kristaps194 says:

    OMG!!! This is the most exciting thing I’ve learned since picked up guitar!!! My jaw dropped when I tried Dsus and Asus and it sounded like Summer of 69!!! YOU CAN’T BELIEVE HOW AMAZED AND HAPPY I’M AT THE MOMENT!!!

  29. miltosapozante says:


  30. TheMikaela1992 says:

    6:50, gorgeous

  31. sharon246787 says:


  32. dropskill says:

    I hear the melody you play at 6.49 very familiar… I remember you have already teach this song. Can you give me the name?

  33. parisianUK says:

    and thank you by zeppelin was played too

  34. WesFR says:

    I recognize the small chord progression of Dsus2 – D – Dsus4 now as the small progression before the solo in Stairway to Heaven, awesome!

  35. Adjustabletrussrod says:


    a long as fucking time ago in a town called kickapooooo

  36. DuskY1991 says:

    Nice lesson there man.
    You didn’t bring up the A as a barre chord when showing those 2 different ways of playing the A itself.
    Now Asus4 would not be a hard one, you can just as easily add a fiddle with. But I’m not really sure how simple it is to barre just 2 strings for the Asus2.

  37. sweetjameswilcox says:

    It can also be done with the Open C, and Open G chords as well. Although the C chord isn’t technically suspended less you omit the high e string. On C chord you would do the same edit to the 3rd interval which is the E note on the forth string, and for G chord you would Do the same type edit to the B note on the fifth string. fantastic lesson justin

  38. mr252307 says:

    Fantastic lesson Justin. One day you should do a series on scheme stuff. That would be so awesome cuz i learn really well when you teach. Thanksssssss

  39. dmc4khff says:

    awesome it sounds excellent, could you do a lesson on how chords are made up

  40. rudi1556 says:

    Hey, I think you forgot to say, that Sus chords are great for 4th chord changes, like from A to D, or like from D to G. Thats what i most often do with them. Try A -> Asus4 -> D. fantastic lesson btw like always :-)

  41. icorporatewhore says:

    Fantastic lesson!

    Thanks for the examples of different ways to play with the Sus4/sus2/maj/min to make tunes. Opened up a lot of new worlds.

  42. spidrmage says:

    justin when are you going to do a lesson on singing over chords? a lot of guitar players are bone idle today and don’t want to sing anymore.

  43. mickstakes says:

    You should go crazy Justin and do some intense music scheme lessons , Its the very soul of music and once a basic knowledge is achieved , your into a whole different level of playing..I dont need this course as my beginning days are over but if you are just starting , this whole series is the shizzle..peace yall and pleased guitar to you..

  44. 69nisab says:

    Fantastic series, thanks.

  45. HackleberryFinn says:

    This new beginner lesson series is getting more fascinating and useful lesson by lesson. Thx!

  46. eltrentoro says:

    Asus4 huh? This is where you teach people how to play “Lola, lo lo lo lo looooooola…”

  47. saedt says:

    Thanks :) You’re fantastic :)

  48. aPsYcHoTikNinJa says:

    Thanks Justin!!

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