The Beginning Slap Bass by MarloweDK app features twenty five licks covering the fundamental slap bass techniques including slapping, popping, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, double thumbing and more. Created by one of the world’s leading bass teachers this app has been designed with one thing in mind - to help make you a better bass player.

For each of the twenty five licks the app includes four high quality videos of MarloweDK playing the lick at normal tempo, slow tempo, then reeeeal slow left and right hand close-ups. That’s one hundred videos in total to help you learn to play each lick perfectly! Performance notes for each lick are also included along with MarloweDK’s tips on how and what to play.

The app also features an animated tab and fretboard viewer that keeps time with the videos, and a tab player that lets you play each lick at the tempo that you want to learn at. There is also a metronome click (and a drum beat on the iPad) to help you keep your playing in time.

The app also includes an introductory video tutorial where MarloweDK gives his insights into some of the fundamentals of bass playing and his own slap bass style. There is also a techniques section with written explanations and close-up videos of fifteen of the key techniques covered in the app, all played by MarloweDK.

Beginning Slap Bass by MarloweDK is a great way to hone your slap bass technique with one of the world’s most popular bass teachers. Get the app and join the thousands of people from around the world that have learned to play bass with MarloweDK.

MarloweDK was one of the first bass teachers to make top quality bass lessons available on YouTube where his bass lesson channel has over 70,000 subscribers and video views in excess of 25 million! He is the founder of the internet bass portal, a site focussing on great video bass lessons in all musical styles with teachers from around the world. He also regularly plays and records with local and international acts while doing live bass workshops, tutoring private students and creating more fantastic bass lesson videos.

All the video content in the Beginning Slap Bass by MarloweDK app is downloaded when you install the app from iTunes - no need to stream video over a wifi connection when you practise.

What’s New

Version 1.5

This update makes the app compatible with the latest version of iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

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Michael W. Stevens ,

Best $9.99 You Will Ever Spend!

If you are thinking about buying something to get your your slap bass technique going, buy this. It is intelligently thought out, with 25 lessons. Each lesson has the transcription and tab, as well as one of four screens you can watch: 1) full-speed, 2) slow-speed, 3) right hand, and 4) left hand. It also has an adjustable metronome so that you can adjust the speed to the speed you feel most comfortable with. Controls for the bass, drums, and click make it very easy to adjust the volume level of Marlowe’s bass while increasing yours. Even some cosmetic things, like adjusting the neck from maple to rosewood, as well as written notes to help explain the technique you are learning. Believe me, if you want to get your slap and pop going, buy this app. This is a wonderful teaching application!

Thewoollymammoth ,

Direct to the point effective!

This is one of the best instructional bass apps. It is direct to the point and effective. I just wish the written tips and comments for each lick or technique were in video form as well. Great App great guy. Buy the app and support an artist that deserves it and has been contributing to the world of bass instruction in a positive way at no charge for many years.

Inter calm ,

This is the best

To the point, quality, good, bass player excellent, Good teacher, If you finish his program you will have what you need. It would be great to see what he uses between his fingers to my ears with his equipment. This is a must for all want to learn slap bass and improve their technique.


Leafcutter Studios Ltd
517.8 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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