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n massage technique that uses the flat palms of the hands percussively; a form of tapotement. See also tapotement.
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It covers buying a bass and amplifier, practicing, and nontraditional techniques such as slap bass, tapping, and muting.
Unleashing their "inner hillbillies" Mattea and her drum-less three-piece band, featuring fiddle player Eamonn O'Rourke, guitarist Bill Cooley and slap bass player David Spiker, delivered an energetic version of another traditional coal song Blue Diamond Mines.
Extreme @ Newport Centre, Newport, Thursday: Hairsprayed funk metallers, huge in the early 90s with wet ballad MoreThan Words, bring their slap bass noise to the 'Port.
Clad in an eye-catching combination of black leather and sequins, Holly's voice is still a mighty weapon as it soars its way through early Frankie songs like Warriors of the Wasteland and Welcome to the Pleasuredome with the latter's slap bass inciting the first of many outbreaks of spontaneous dancing.
com Details: Taking influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumental, three part harmony and impressive slap bass.
A funked-up version of "La Realite," aided by the Amin lookalike on the slap bass, has punters begging for more.
Bullishly confident second album from Seth Lakeman's slap bass supremo, Ben Nicholls.
It's an extraordinary instrument, the bass clarinet, capable of the voicelike power of a tenor saxophone, but also, with the right technique, having the rhythmic excitement of a slap bass.