"Being a long-time slap bass enthusiast since 1976, I am positively surprised by Barend Tromp's new in-depth exploration of this ever enduring technique.
His new book "Next Level Slap Bass" is a very-well-put-together tour de force of in-depth analysis combined with creativity and meticulous lay-outs.
Beginners and advanced players alike will find a wealth of material presented in standard notation plus tab along with precise instructions for finger placement.
Since Larry Graham's debut of slap bass technique, the style has indeed undergone numerous transformations. Many notable players have added their personal spin on the subject, moving the genre forward. Barend's book brings you right up to date with the latest developments, helping you decode what is often difficult to decipher, so that you can follow the steps with ease and clarity. A great accomplishment. Bravo!"
Kai EckhardtJohn McLaughlin Trio, Garaj Mahal, Billy Cobham