7 / 8 String Slap Guitar Lesson

By June 04, 2015

Hey guys! This lesson is for those of you who want to learn how slap technique. If you already know slap, this might help you a bit too. Hope you enjoy! What will I need for this lesson?
  • You will need a 7 or 8 string guitar (preferably). You can slap with a 6 string but it doesn't sound as cool as an 8.
  • I am tuned to drop tuning so make note of that.
  • Make sure you have decent sounding pickups. Usually you won't get the clarity needed for slap with stock pickups.
Things to focus on:
  • Your right hand should look as if it is holding a camera.
  • Be sure to slap the string between the neck and bridge pickups.
  • Your left hand should be in 3rd position in order to mute the 7 strings and stop the 8th string with your ring and middle fingers.
  • Regarding triplets, you slap, stop with your left hand then "hit" the guitar with your right hand over the low strings.
  • Play with a metronome to keep track of progress.
  • Have fun when you get the hang of it!!!
Hope you guys enjoyed this lesson! Be sure to give a good rating and comment below! I will respond! Thank you! You can download a free PDF of the lesson here: 8 string, 7 string About the Author: By George Salas. For more free lessons, please visit

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