Swung Sixteenth Note Grooves

In this video course we’re going to be playing some bass grooves that have a swung sixteenth note feel. As you discover, this is a very different feel to the straight sixteenth note feel, but it’s an important one for a bass player to be comfortable with. The exercises that we will be looking at in this course are not particularly difficult from a technical point of view and feature only elements that were covered in the Beginner and Intermediate Slap courses: slaps, pops, fretting hand slaps etc. The challenge with these lines is becoming comfortable with the underlying swing feel within the groove. This is discussed and demonstrated on the Introduction video for this course, but if you want to hear this feel in action, I recommend listening to ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder and ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’ by Jocelyn Brown. Both are great examples of this feel and are a lot of fun to play.