Watch the Slap Happy online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Solo Bass

Take a look at the performance for "Slap Happy". Every modern bassist should have at least a basic understanding of slap/pop techniques, and these styles can be used to create energetic, crowd pleasing solo bass pieces. The challenge here is to tell and interesting story…if the story you are trying to tell is "Look how fast I can slap and pop in E minor" well, that story gets old very quickly and has been told a million times before. So, here is a happy little ditty that uses many different slap/pop techniques and builds compositionally and dynamically to create a compelling piece of music.