slap bass


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slap bass

n
(Music, other) a rock or jazz style of playing the electric or double bass in which the strings are plucked and released so as to vibrate sharply against the fretboard or fingerboard
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Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass.
The 2015 Porthcawl Best Elvis Winner, Michael Glaysher, specialises in singing early Elvis songs and opens the main concert with an intimate, stripped-back set of tracks made at Sun Studios, accompanied by just a guitarist and slap bass player.
The tricky cadenza was despatched with aplomb and Janes was equally at home when the nostalgic reverie dissolved and the music began to swing in a combination of down-Mexico-way and super club jazz, with a nifty bit of slap bass from Anthony Alcock.
Originally written for Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Slave to the Rhythm" resembles the echoes and chimes of hits such as "Relax," but its slap bass and switch between contralto and soprano, deep masculine croon and high notes, are all Grace Jones.
The Werks are known for inciting dancers by fusing psychedelic shredding guitar, wailing organ and funk slap bass.
Primitive and wild and characterised by stand up slap bass, yelping vocals and jumping rhythms, Rockabilly has retained a loyal worldwide fanbase.
They are one of the most exciting young bands working on the British folk scene, with bits of nu-folk, bluegrass, country and western and swing, check out their three part harmonies and impressive slap bass.
The upbeat soul of Together saw his band lock into their groove, all twanging slap bass and clipped guitar lines.
Sounding like a mash up of New Order, early Depeche Mode and Spandau Ballet (albeit with a dreadful vocal), it's even got a rousing, haunting chorus, a load of classy synth stabs, errant slap bass and an absolutely mental guitar solo.
When we arrived, the Travis Mann Band was in the midst of a number featuring the group's most crowd-pleasing member, the energetic slap bass player Joe Fick.
HE MAY have been Living It Up and gained a few extra pounds but Mark King's slap bass thumb gives him away.
We were making Undisclosed Desires and Chris just started playing slap bass, like some awful 80s funk bassist.