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7 / 8 String Slap Guitar Lesson

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 gsguitarfun.weebly.com.
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