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Meaning of "slap bass" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLAP BASS

slap bass play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLAP BASS

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Slap bass is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SLAP BASS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

slap bass

Slapping (music)

Slapping and popping are percussive playing techniques used on the double bass and the electric bass guitar. On the double bass, slap bass refers to a percussive style of playing used in rockabilly and psychobilly in which the strings are pulled away from the fingerboard until they snap back onto the fingerboard and slapped against the fingerboard. With the electric bass, slap and pop playing is used in disco, funk, and related genres. It involves slapping the lower two strings with the bony part of the thumb and popping notes on the higher two strings by pulling the string until it snaps against the fingerboard, producing a percussive sound.

Definition of slap bass in the English dictionary

The definition of slap bass in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLAP BASS

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SLAP BASS

bass
black bass
black sea bass
buffo bass
Chilean sea bass
double bass
drum and bass
drum´n´bass
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thorough bass
walking bass

Synonyms and antonyms of slap bass in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «slap bass» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLAP BASS

Find out the translation of slap bass to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slap bass from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slap bass» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巴掌低音
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

slap bass
570 millions of speakers

English

slap bass
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थप्पड़ बास
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

صفعة باس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пощечину бас
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

slap bass
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ল্যাশ বাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

slap
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Slap bass
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Slap-Bass
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スラップ·ベース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

슬랩 베이스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Slap bass
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tát trầm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடி பாஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थप्पड बास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tokatlamak bas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

slap bass
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

slap-bass
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ляпас бас
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

palmă bas
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

slap bass
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klap bass
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

slap bass
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slap bass
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slap bass

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLAP BASS»

Discover the use of slap bass in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slap bass and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Slap Bass for Five and Six-String Bass
Focuses on the two most popular topics in the bass world today: slap bass and multiple-stringed basses.
Chris Matheos, 2011
2
Slap Bass Made Easy
Covered here are many slap bass techniques including octaves, hammer-ons, pull-offs, flamenco thumb technique, double hammer-ons, tenths, etc. while also applying these to many grooves; 78 examples written in bass clef and tablature with ...
Chris Matheos, 2011
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50 Modal Slap Bass Workouts
This book was created for the bassist who has mastered the basics of slap bass and wants to expand his or her skills.
Chris Matheos, 2002
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Percussive Slap Bass
What makes percussive slap bass different from slap bass'? Percussive slap bass uses dead notes in the place of rests to create a percussive groove. EXAMPLES 1-2: Compare the two examples. Example 1 is a slap bass groove. Example 2 ...
Chris Matheos, 2011
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Getting Into Slap Bass
There is endless music theory that can be applied to slap bass. This book touches on basic theory that is used most often in slap. There are so many other things worth studying beyond basic scales. The more you study the more versatile a ...
Chris Matheos, 2011
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50 Modal Slap Bass Workouts Qwikguide
Slap bass has been around for much longer than electric bass has. Slap bass originated with upright bass. Country and blue grass bassists have been using slap techniques for years. Many groups did not use drums in the early days of ...
Chris Matheos, Peterson, Meg, 2002
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Slap Bass Guitar Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How ...
Suitable for all ages and all types of basses including precision bass and jazz bass. Basic knowledge of how to read music and playing the bass guitar is required to teach yourself to learn to play bass from this book.
LearnToPlayMusic.com, Peter Gelling, 2014
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Ten easy lessons learn to play slap bass
A great introduction to the exciting sounds of slap bass.
Peter Gelling, 2000
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Logic Pro 8: Tips and Tricks
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Stephen Bennett, 2008
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Slap Bass Essentials
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Josquin D. Pres, Josquin Des Pres, Bunny Brunel, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLAP BASS»

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It's a shame that the phrase “Red Hot Chili Peppers” most commonly conjures mental images of tube socks and slap bass, because it is otherwise an adorable ... «Munchies_ Food by VICE, Jul 15»
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Les Claypool: 10 bassists that blew my mind
While he's often considered one of rock's foremost proponents of slap bass, he's not a fan of that term, preferring thumping and plucking. “I remember the first ... «MusicRadar.com, May 15»
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On Bass: Slap Bass Fundamentals
Slapping and popping, thumpin', or whatever you prefer to call it: This way of playing bass invokes the most polarizing opinions possible. The stigma that ... «Premier Guitar, Mar 15»
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Taylor Swift, Sir Willard White, Matthew McConaughey
And, finally the musical history of the Slap Bass from the 1920s through Elvis, Sly and the Family Stone to a London studio. (Photo: Taylor Swift (c) Jason ... «BBC News, Nov 14»
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23 feelgood disco, dance and pop basslines
The 70s ruled when it came to big, chunky disco bass, while the 80s and 90s carried .... Ahead of the beat and with some juicy slap bass, too, a classic disco feel ... «MusicRadar.com, Feb 14»
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9 of the best Tim Commerford basslines
Slap bass was never a huge part of the Rage sound, but Timmy C sets the groove from the start, slapping and popping his way through the tasty lead riff. «MusicRadar.com, Feb 14»
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BILLY SHEEHAN: Video Footage Of Entire 'Bass Player LIVE!' Clinic
I ignored slapping completely. I didn't want to get into it and I avoided it. Another reason is when I first was playing in clubs, the first time I heard slap bass licks ... «BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Nov 13»
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Marshall Lytle, bass player for Comets and Jodimars, dies at 79
In this 1950s publicity photo of the Jodimars, bass player Marshall Lytle is the first ... was an early proponent of the “clicking slap bass” method of bass playing, ... «Las Vegas Sun, May 13»
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Muse: 'Our new album features slap bass' - exclusive
COM that their new album 'The Resistance' will feature slap bass. Once a staple of '80s funk rock, slap bass has since been frowned upon by many, save for its ... «NME.com, Jul 09»
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Muse Use Slap Bass For New Album
... new track 'Unnatural Selection'. "I know it's probably not ever been cool to play slap bass", he said, "but on that song it just seemed to work, so we kept it in." ... «The Quietus, Jul 09»

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« EDUCALINGO. Slap bass [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/slap-bass>. Feb 2020 ».
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