Lesson: How to Groove on Bass

One of the important aspects of playing bass is your ability to groove. In this new lesson, I’ll offer up some beginner-level concepts to help you start down the path.

We’ll explore keeping time and using percussive an ghost notes to make the lines come to life… the recipe for getting people out of their seats and dancing.

Follow along with the transcription (PDF format) and the video.

For the gear heads, I’m playing my Fbass VF5 in this video.

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  1. Very useful lesson. Simple techniques that make a huge difference in the feel of the music.

  2. MDK fails to illustrate lack of groove. Even when he tries to play without it, it’s still there. :)

  3. I wish I had access to this stuff years ago, it would have saved me so much time.