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solo bass

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by IbanezGSound4, Nov 24, 2002.


  1. would solo bass be playing a tune or something more on the line of slap bass?

    i know that with slap bass there is...um...well, it's more involved than just playing background notes like in a song.
     
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Solo bass is really just what it says it is - bass on its own... it doesn't really matter what techniques you use, how fast you play or what you do. If all that's making noise is you and your bass, that's solo bass... :)

    Some people refer to a bass player fronting the band as solo bass, ala John Patitucci or Stanley Clarke, but I think that's probably more accurately thought of as 'lead' bass...

    cheers

    Steve
    www.steve-lawson.co.uk
     
  3. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK