Slap Style

Some articles on slap style, styles, slap, style:

Jazz Bass - Double Bass
... is generally the quietest instrument in a jazz band, many players of the 1920s and 1930s used the slap style, slapping and pulling the strings so that ... The slap style cuts through the sound of a band better than simply plucking the strings, and allowed the bass to be more easily heard on early sound recordings, as the recording equipment of that time did ... For more about the slap style, see "Playing styles," below ...
Double-bassists - Use in Bluegrass and Related Genres - Slap-style Bass
... 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 "slap ... Even slapping experts such as Mike Bub say, "Don't slap on every gig," or in songs where it is not appropriate ...
Double-bassists - Use in Jazz
... many players of the 1920s and 1930s used the slap style, slapping and pulling the strings so that they make a rhythmic "slap" sound against the fingerboard ... The slap style cuts through the sound of a band better than simply plucking the strings, and allowed the bass to be more easily heard on early sound ... For more about the slap style, see Modern playing styles, below ...
Double-bassists - Modern Playing Styles
... almost exclusively played with the fingers, pizzicato style ... The pizzicato style varies between different players and genres ... and psychobilly music, it is sometimes played in the slap style ...

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    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)