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Watch the Slap Bass #2 online guitar lesson by Andy Irvine from 30 Beginner Bass Grooves You Must Know

Slap bass came alive in the golden age of funk music in the 1970's. It's a style that is bold, rhythmic, punchy, and aggressive. It requires complete control and a lot of acquired technique in both the right hand and the left hand with muting. It's a balance of aggressive attack and nuance. The key is to start slow, making every move land with smooth execution and tone that is tight and uniform. Check out Larry Graham and Louis Johnson to get started!