Some articles on slap bass, slap, bass:
... His slap bass playing arrived soon after Larry Graham brought it into the mainstream, and both are considered the "grandfathers" of slap-bass playing ... His slap bass lines figure prominently in his work with Stanley Clarke on the Time Exposure album, his work with Grover Washington, Jr ... any plucking at all, Johnson sets a complicated funky bass line using a combination of counterpoint slapping with right hand using right thumb, counterpoint ...
... Slap-style bass is sometimes used in bluegrass bass playing ... When bluegrass bass players slap the string by pulling it until it hits the fingerboard or hit the strings against the fingerboard, it adds the high-pitched percussive "clack" or "sla ... experts such as Mike Bub say, "Don't slap on every gig," or in songs where it is not appropriate ...
... Flea's bass playing has changed considerably throughout the years ... When he joined Fear, his technique centered largely around traditional punk rock bass lines, however he was to change this style, when the Red Hot Chili Peppers formed ... He began to incorporate a "slap" bass style, that drew influence largely from Bootsy Collins ...
Famous quotes containing the words bass and/or slap:
“How are we to know that a Dracula is a key-pounding pianist who lifts his hands up to his face, or that a bass fiddle is the doghouse, or that shmaltz musicians are four-button suit guys and long underwear boys?”
—In New York City, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“I am the wound and the knife!
I am the slap and the cheek!
I am the limbs and the rack,
And the victim and the executioner!
I am the vampire of my own heart.”
—Charles Baudelaire (18211867)