#1
I heard a chick say it was Flea the invented the Slap pop style but i doubt it he just uses it a lot so who really invented it
#2
Go slap that chick for me. Flea is nowhere close to the first slapper.
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#3
Larry Graham.

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In a way both of you are correct.

Slap bass started on upright. It was used in Jazz and rockabilly and while it has the same percussive quality as the style used on electric bass, its a slightly different technique, using the fingers as the percussive slap and pop rather than the thumb.

Larry Graham was the one who is generally credited with what we know as the modern slap technique using the thumb and pop style that was copied by the early funk bands that came out of the Oakland / Bay area in the early 1970s and went on from there to become a standard technique in many bass players bag of tricks.
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In a way both of you are correct.

Slap bass started on upright. It was used in Jazz and rockabilly and while it has the same percussive quality as the style used on electric bass, its a slightly different technique, using the fingers as the percussive slap and pop rather than the thumb.

Larry Graham was the one who is generally credited with what we know as the modern slap technique using the thumb and pop style that was copied by the early funk bands that came out of the Oakland / Bay area in the early 1970s and went on from there to become a standard technique in many bass players bag of tricks.


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Quote by anarkee
In a way both of you are correct.

Slap bass started on upright. It was used in Jazz and rockabilly and while it has the same percussive quality as the style used on electric bass, its a slightly different technique, using the fingers as the percussive slap and pop rather than the thumb.

Larry Graham was the one who is generally credited with what we know as the modern slap technique using the thumb and pop style that was copied by the early funk bands that came out of the Oakland / Bay area in the early 1970s and went on from there to become a standard technique in many bass players bag of tricks.


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#12
Anarkee FTW. I think she'd make a good mod, but that's another issue. She nailed it on this one, TS. I'd listen to her.
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