'Motor City Grooves' was written to represent the unique playing style pioneered by legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson. Although technically simpler to play than some of the other pieces in this series, this is nevertheless a demanding composition due to the fact that the bassline features almost no repetition. Throughout this course we’ll be focusing on the key elements of Jamerson’s sound and analysing the ways that they are put to use here.

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