Slap Bass 101: Part 3. Triplet Funk and Pull Offs

Slap Bass Lessons Part 3

Welcome to Slap Bass 101:Part 3.

If you’ve missed part two then click here. Triplets are super fun and can impress the ladies. I’ve used these bass triplets in a lot of my bass solos and now you can too. Start off slowly and pick up the speed and soon smoke will start to appear. Just be careful not to burn a hole in your bass neck.

Disclaimer: Many times as egotistical musicians we like to jump ahead and usually we end up getting frustrated and don’t understand the lesson, so we end up quitting. If you’re a beginner and that’s you, then you need to pick up your big boy pants and click on the link below and start from the top…Please. =)

Click on the audios

S=Slap  P=Pop  H=Hammer  PO= Pull Off  X=Ghost Note

Ex 1: Thumb, Thumb Octave Pluck 

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Thumb Thumb Octave Pluck

Ex 2: Rapid Fast Triplet Thumb Ghost Octave Pluck

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Rapid Fast Triplet Slow Version


Ex 3: 1-3  Thumb Hammer Pluck Next String First Finger

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Thumb Hammer Pluck Next String

Ex 4: Octavius Groove


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Have any questions? Please don’t be shy and leave a comment below.

The next two lessons are all about slap grooves.

The fun begins.


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