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That's the kind of ignorance that annoys me though, and you shouldn't spread it further. And there are plenty of guitarists (and also bassists) out there that use it creatively.
(04-28-2013, 12:42 AM)Adam Wrote: [ -> ]That's the kind of ignorance that annoys me though, and you shouldn't spread it further. And there are plenty of guitarists (and also bassists) out there that use it creatively.
I kind of agree with this. Just because certain techniques are more the "norm" in the mainstream of certain genres, that doesn't mean that there aren't any guitarists/bassists outside of the mainstream of said genres that use those certain techniques in creative manner.
The only thing slapping should be used for is putting women in their place. Bassists should stick to root notes, and root notes only.
Jokes Debbie, jokes. Albeit not very witty jokes.


Seriously though, I don't really like slapping. I just don't like the sound. Confusedhrug:
(04-28-2013, 12:38 AM)Danjo Wrote: [ -> ]That being said I am aware that modern sweep picking kinda developed out of Jazz techniques, but I don't know how many people are applying it appropriately in other genres besides metal anymore.
Yep, Frank Gambale practically made sweep picking (probably not but he's known for it). Yeah it's used a lot in metal but I tend to use it when I play jazzy arpeggios. Still I try not to use it too much because it's way too overdone anyway.
Again, it's all about how you use it, not about how everybody elses uses it with no creativity.


And as for slapping, it can sound even more amazing when it's combined with other techniques.

Example (start at about 0:51 for it):



I love this guy, he's versatile as fuck
(04-28-2013, 09:31 AM)Mr Maps Wrote: [ -> ]The only thing slapping should be used for is putting women in their place. Bassists should stick to root notes, and root notes only.
Jokes Debbie, jokes. Albeit not very witty jokes.


Seriously though, I don't really like slapping. I just don't like the sound. Confusedhrug:
Then, don't listen to Funk, man.
I'm not a big slap and/or funk fan so not being able to slap properly doesn't really both me that much.
My old band needed a bassist after the old one dropped out, and typically there weren't many around so I figured I'd just do it. After playing one of my friends bass guitars and taking some lessons, I knew I loved it.

I actually kinda like slapping, it's really funky. Couldn't do it to save my life though.
I'm playing bass quite a bit in the band I'm in, so I've gotten better at it. Still not too crazy though, and I don't play much outside of that band.
(02-21-2014, 02:42 AM)Danjo Wrote: [ -> ]I'm playing bass quite a bit in the band I'm in, so I've gotten better at it. Still not too crazy though, and I don't play much outside of that band.

Don't worry, it'll catch on sooner or later. It always does... You cannot escape the bass...
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