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Posted by Charlie (220.127.116.11) 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?
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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