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Watch the Grand Daddy online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from 30 Rock Bass Grooves for Beginners You MUST Know

This groove is based on the song "American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad. This time, we'll use an 8-bar phrase to demonstrate the beginning, middle, and end of the motif. We need all 8 bars to see how it kind of rises and falls. This one will have all eighth notes each bar, except for the last one, sticking to the root for the first half of the bar and then playing a pivoting groove on beats 3 and 4.

We start with D, playing four eighth notes on the root then moving to a D-G-A-G on beats 3 and 4. The next bar repeats this, then Bars 3 and 4 move to a C chord where we play the root for the first half of the bar using those four eighth notes and ending playing a similar C-F-G-F pivot. In Bar 5, we switch to a Bb chord again starting on the root (Bb) and then play a Bb-F-G-F pivot. It's basically the same pivot we used over the C chord, but the notes are functioning as 5-6-5 instead of 4-5-4 as in the previous 4 bars. We have a quick chord change in Bar 6, going back to C using the root and then a C-G-A-G pivot, notice we used a C-F-G-F on the previous C chord. Bar 7 repeats our D chord pattern from Bars 1 and 2, and we end with a C chord, but our first note is D for a little variety, creating an anticipation for the listener to look for the root C that comes up on the next eighth note. We end that bar with the G-A-G pivot, different from the Bar 3 and 4 F-G-F pivot.

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