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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DFW_Bass, Jan 13, 2009.
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It really depends on how you do it. Open hand is so overrated. The back hand has style but I think cupped hand is making a comeback.
Tasteless slapping is.
Buy "tasteless" I mean frantic stuff that just shows folks that you can do it - - anymore, lots of folks can slap, it's no longer rare (ah, but when it was - I *so* got the girls with it!). HOWEVER, some folks have declared that since it's "out of style" that means you shouldn't ever do it. I disagree. It is a tool - like tapping, like glissing - just don't beat it to death. Perhaps the better question might be "Is slapping still useful?" - and I would say YES.
Oh yeah! Marcus Miller is out of style, sure...
Folks who bash slapping are the ones who can't do it, period...
Every technique can be out of style depending on... Guess what... The style...
It's alive and well among the ' look at what I can do! kidz ' in the local music store amp rooms in my home town. Not so much among the older gigging bass players anymore.
was it ever in?
Alot of people frown the way Ike Turner did it.
No, slapping is not 'out of style.' It is used quite a bit in quite a few genres.
Bad taste will never be in style, no matter what technique you use.
funky slapping with rythm is deffinatly in wankfest double thumbimg to produce a sound like a fart loaded machinegun on speed is out
yea so is sex
I dont think so.
Different techniques for different situations.
If you can slap, tap, pick, pluck and strum, you increase your options and up your tone range.
I personally hate slapping.. And I only know 1 bassist that does it.
So yes, you could say its out of style
No, but if you're slow or uncool you could forgiven for thinking it had!
but worrying about being out of style is now in style. LOL
Im not sure the "basses" is the right forum room for this.
Who cares? If you really want to slap, then do it. If you don't, don't. If only people would stop worrying about what's in vogue or what everyone else thinks and just play what they really want to...
I say "no," it's just another technique to call upon in the correct situation.