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Slap Happy

This is a good slapping exercise. Basically, I’m only using the D and G strings. You can start out slow by slapping the D string 2 times and with your thumb and popping the G string 1 time with your index finger. It is triplets the whole way though. Gradually increase your speed. it is all in the wrist. Remember, your only slapping the D string and popping the G string the whole time.


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This is an exercise by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You are only using the E and D string. Slap the E and pop the D string. Once again, it is all in the wrist so start slow and increase your speed.


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This 3rd example is a good finger picking exercise. Use your index and middle fingers on your right hand to alternate pick every note in the phrase.


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Now for the 4th example, let’s work off the previous one and include slapping, popping and some 5/8 time.


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