Ed Friedland – Slap Bass: The Ultimate Guide
Jul 16 2015
Instruction on how to play funk bass. Includes Snapping, Popping, Left Hand Integration, Dead Notes and other techniques. Dedicated Grooves are provided for each technique. Slow Demos and tips on creating your own grooves are also included. This is a great introduction to the Slap bass. Ed Friedland breaks the whole Slap technique into easy step by step parts. Building upon each as you progress.
There are easy exercises and some ‘grooves’ to play, which makes it much more interesting. The Dvd also contains some advanced tricks for the Slapper who may think they may know it all. Music is written in TAB and usual notation. By the end of this DVD (as long as you practice) your be a confident slapper.
Ed Friedlands’ DVD and booklet are an excellent guide to learning slap bass! He not only covers the basics in a way that is easy to understand, but then gives simple, practical, and most importantly, musical exercises to help you master the lesson. As he progressively teaches the contents, he prepares you to develop your own lines in a musical way.
Ed Friedland is one of those rare musicians who can both play and teach. The content is logically organized and progresses to more complex riffs. Each technique is demonstrated and then the movement is slowed down and analyzed so the viewer can duplicate the line. The presentation moves at a lively pace and Ed offers solid information and many valuable tips gained from his years of experience as a performer and recording artist.
It starts out VERY simple. It may be boring for many at first, but it gets better quickly. Ed Freidland gives excellent, easily understood instructions. If you start in the beginning, actually do the drills & only move on after you ‘master’ the section, you will truly gain a lot from this DVD.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Size: 4.4 Gb