Watch the Straight 8 Bass Lines online guitar lesson by Adam Miller from Acoustic Groove

The straight "8" bass line creates a strong rhythm feel that is used in groove, pop, old school blues, and even dance music! The straight refers to consistent pulse played in quaver rhythms (hence 8 beats per 4/4 bar). Adding this bass line to your chords requires a good deal of independence and is best approached using either fingerstyle or hybrid picking techniques.