There are few things bluesier on the guitar than snapping your low bass string at just the right time.
It’s raw. It’s mean.
And it is a guitar technique that you should definitely spend some time with if you want to play some blues.
Watch the Video to Learn How to Snap a Bass String
In this lesson, we’ll take a look at an example lick that really features this technique. It takes surprisingly less attack than you think.
Check out the lesson to get a pretty detailed look at how to produce this sound as well as pick up a sweet little MICRO LICK on the bass strings. Learning how to snap a bass string at just the right moment will add one more layer of dynamics to your playing.
This snapping business is really just one more way to emphasize a note (propeller-head music nerds would call this dynamics).
Remember to use any guitar technique sparingly. While you can get away with this snapping sound quite a lot in Blues, you don’t want to over play your hand.
Doing so would risk losing the magic of the snap.
You don’t want to lose your snap, do you?