The electric bass is a relatively young instrument. It originates from the 1930's when inventor Paul Tutmarc first conceived of putting the bass into a guitar like configuration. Since that time the electric bass has become an indispensable part of pop, rock, hip hop, and funk. Many electric bass pioneers like James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark, and Bootsy Collins, have added techniques and methods of playing the instrument that today are common place.
Advanced students may want to explore techniques like slap bass, and playing artificial harmonics. Your teacher can also help you study the styles and techniques of your favorite bassists by working with recordings and transcriptions.
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