I've been getting heaps of people asking me to give them Tabs of some of my slap riffs so I thought I'd put this video up to help those bass players.
This is a slap riff based around the A minor scale, it has a good combination of notes within the scale as well as some fake note (ghosting notes) and a couple of two note chords.
The two chords are C major (1 and 3 or C and E) and the other is A minor (1 and 3 or A and C).
These two notes are pulled at the same time using your 1st and 2nd fingers on the right hand.
C major is a great chord to go to in this key, it is the 3 chord or the Ionian mode in the A minor scale so that will help to give your song or piece of music some flavour.
The video below has the bass riff at full speed(170 bpm) and then slowed down to 80 bpm, then you can see a close up of each hand.
Hope this helps, let me know what you think of it.
Thanks, Jaymie Murray