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Well, what can I say about Larry Graham that you old school pro’s don’t know? Not much!
The reason for that is that any bass player that has been playing for a while will know who larry Graham is. If you don’t, let me educate you:
Larry Graham was the first person to slap and pop on the eletric bass guitar. That’s right, the FIRST person. All these techniques we use to day all come from him. Larry was in a soul/funk band called “sly and the family stone”. DEFINATLY worth checking out if you have never heard of them. The chilis covered their version of “if you want me to stay”.
Larry Graham is one of my hero’s. If not for this video alone. This is him at his best. Oh, check out the funky Boogie nights-esqe dancing in the middle….classic!
Here is a recommendation of some sly and the family Stone stuff. Have a good listen, and check out those slap and pop lines in their infancy!
There is a lot of content on this site! I am sincerely trying to reach out to you as if there were no geographical boundaries.
The first port of call on your Bass journey should be the “Lesson tree”. These are lessons that start off easy, and slowly progress.