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Re: Technique History Question

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Posted by Charlie ( on April 29, 2003 at 23:26:50:

In Reply to: Technique History Question posted by Bri on April 10, 2003 at 13:40:56:

: I'm reasonably sure slapping for all intents and purposes was first pioneered by Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone).

: What about tapping? I was hearing guys doing this in the mid eighties but what about before?

: Bri

It dates back to jazz guitarists from the 50s at least. Tal Farlow tapped, and I remember seeing a retired jazz guitarist tapping at a party back in the 60s. He had learned the technique years earlier. I don't believe it was developed to any extent on electric bass until the 80s.

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