Watch the Broken Feel #1 online guitar lesson by Andy Irvine from 30 Beginner Bass Grooves You Must Know
These broken feel grooves are all about space - leaving holes, or rests, in your line. This is an element that is crucial to the development of your musicality.
We all have a natural body clock that allows us to keep time in music, and by practicing these grooves you'll start to develop your clock. Count through the holes when you're not playing, focusing on even smooth tempo and playing your notes with punch, purpose, and deliberate authority.