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Bass Lick Series: Funky Triplet Bass Groove

Here’s a new lick for you to try with a half-time 16th shuffle groove and a hip-hop vibe. This lick is based on a G minor pentatonic scale.

In the video below, I play it full speed before playing it at reduced speeds. Follow along with the transcription (standard notation and tab), and have fun!

For the gear heads: I’m playing a 1976 Fender Precision bass with Dunlop Nickel strings, running through a TC Electronic RH450 amp DI output into Logic Pro. The drum pattern was created using Maschine.

For more great bass lessons from Thomas "MarloweDK" Risell, visit

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Laid back & funky

Nathaniel Haiden

easy to learn difficult to play fast.