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Posted by Pete on January 19, 2000 at 21:15:58:
In Reply to: bongo bass or slap style bass or no style bass whatever posted by Steve DePra on January 18, 2000 at 18:50:56:
Good advice if you are in a position to play only your own music.Most of us have to make a "living" covering other people's material.
I feel the technique is a valid one same as fingerstyle,pick etc.We all need to have as many "colors" as possible on our musical pallette.
You are right,it is not a style.
I disagree about slap reducing one's ability to play harmonically.Obviously you haven't heard Victor Wooten.Victor is able to use the technique both harmonically as well as melodically.
I guess it comes down to the musicianship of the individual or at least his or her's viewpoint,broad or narrow.
I admire your courage in making a stand.
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