Watch the Funk Slap Style online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Blues Bass Survival Guide

One of the great things about the blues is that it is easily adaptable to other styles of music. Funk slap bass is one of those styles that can work well with the blues if approached musically. One thing I like to do is play more thumb slaps than normal, versus picks. I find that the thumb slaps, even on the D and G strings, give a more consistent, flowing quality that works better when playing more melodic bass lines with your thumb.