double slap bass patterns and riffs including triplet, gallop, quadruple, drag slap and roll

New Article – Basic Slap Bass patterns

We added a first article called "Basic slap patterns and the problem of inconsistent nomenclature". There are a lot of confusion about names for slap...

Thelma Terry, A Bass Player To Remember

Thelma Terry, double bass player and band leader; she held her bass with a firm understanding of its abilities. She stepped...
Greg Olwell from Bass Player Magazine talks slap bass

New Interview with Greg Olwell

Never heard of his name? Have you ever read any slap bass related article in Bass Player magazine? If you did, it was most...
Al Rex, slap bassist from Saddlemen and Comets

RIP Al Rex

One of the last original rock'n'roll slappers Al Rex passed quietly (not related to Covid-19) in his sleep at his...
Chester Zardis, little bear, slaps his upright bass

Chester Zardis

An initial idea to write, now legendary, article New Orleans String Bass Pioneers, that came out in December 1990, Daniel Meyer had...

New interview with James Kirkland

Hey friends, we have another interview on our website. And this time it's with the legendary rockabilly and country bassist James Kirkland. Check it...
upright slap bass from cave catt sammy, deke dickerson and more

New Interview with Beau Sample

Hey folks, We interviewed great bassist from Chicago Beau Sample for you! He also played great jazz tune Limehouse Blues with Joel Paterson for the Art...
psychobilly slap bass player thomas frenchy fantomas with kings of nuthin

New interview and video with Thomas aka FANTOMAS!

First Psychobilly video is up on the Art of Slap Bass! Many of you requested Thomas Lorioux aka Thomas Frenchy aka Fantomas to be...
rockabilly slap bassist marshall lytle on the floor with bill haley's original comets

Happy Birthday Marshall Lytle (plus new interview)!

Rock'n'roll pioneer and one of the earliest slap bass stars, Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley's Comets, is 77 today (September 1st 2010)! We would like...
bill haley's slap bass player marshall lytle video interview

Marshall Lytle on Branson Webcast Show

Legendary slap bass player of the Bill Haley and the Comets, Marshall Lytle, recently gave an interview to Branson Webcast Show. You can watch...