Larry Graham Walks You Through His Legendary Slap Technique (VIDEO)

Take a closer look at Larry Graham's signature slap technique

Larry Graham is known as the creator of slap bass, a technique that he proved to be a master of with his work with Sly and The Family Stone and Graham Central Station. In this clip he demonstrates his technique and how to cop the same sounds that he does with the slap and pop: 

Now watch Graham put his skills to use on this 70s performance of "Can You Handle It": 


Review: Larry Graham

RAISE UP [Razor & Tie] Larry Graham’s first album in 13 years is an instant reminder that unless you’ve seen him live over the past decade you haven’t been experiencing the full force of funk, as established by a cornerstone founder of the idiom.