Keep It Groovy: Create A Funky Groove Using Just Two Notes

In this lesson, we discuss how to improvise a simple groove with just two notes and a good set of ears. We’ll talk about how to listen and respond to what the drummer is doing by identifying a rhythmic structure and filling in the gaps. By playing a note multiple times, adding in dead notes, or creating a “note sandwich,” we can start simple and slowly add in the funk.


Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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