by Mark Heath
ass Line #1: A simple practice line for Slapping and Popping. Using the knuckle/side portion of your right hand thumb strike down on the open E string on the 1,2,3,4 downbeats of each measure. Using your index finger (I sometimes use my middle finger)pop or pull up on the E (2nd Fret) of the D string on the "AND" or "UP" beats of 1,2,3,4. Start slowly and play clean before increasing tempo. After you have mastered increasing tempo try slowing it back down and play clean. It's harder than it seems. The next lesson we'll explore Left-Hand Muting.