Definition of slap bass in English:

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slap bass

noun

[mass noun]
A style of playing double bass or bass guitar by pulling and releasing the strings sharply against the fingerboard, used for effect in jazz or popular music: it was the blues solo that used to provide feats of dexterity for the exhibitionist, now it’s slap bass
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  • But that doesn't quite capture how alien sounding it actually is - it isn't quite funk, but it is funky, full of slap bass, slashing guitar riffs and loads of percussion.
  • The club was a cacophony of down tuned guitars, slap bass and the drummer's double kick.
  • So maybe he'll do the rounds and give us a slap bass solo next!
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